Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

Featured

Senate Chamber
The Senate Chamber is a rectangular, two-story room located in the center of...

Featured

Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

Featured

Caring for the National Garden
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

Featured

AOC Elevator Mechanics at the Library of Congress
“We deal with a lot of history.” No, those aren’t the words of the AOC’s...

What's New

our blog

September 25 By: Franklin Bradley 0 Comments
AOC tree surgeon cares for trees on Capitol Grounds
Year round, I often notice Architect of the Capitol employees perched high in the trees above. I love the large, beautiful trees across Capitol Hill—they are longest standing witnesses of the history...
September 14 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
What does the Constitution mean to me?
My colleagues at the Capitol Visitor Center’s (CVC) Exhibits and Education Division asked that I create a sample journal to inspire U.S. Capitol visitors who will make journals as part of...
August 28 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Path to the Capitol in Wartime
As a professional commuter, every day I enter my “bubble” – looking at my phone, listening to music, reading my Kindle – as I travel from my home in Bristow, Virginia, to my office at the U.S....
August 22 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
Drawing of the U.S. Capitol after burning by the British, George Munger, 1814
In retaliation for the Americans' recent burning of the Canadian capital at York (present-day Toronto), British troops descended on Washington, D.C., in August 1814, to set fire to much of the...

Pages

Printer-friendly version