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Lying in State of President Gerald Ford
The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol has been considered the most suitable place...

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Guided Tours: Buildings on Capitol Hill
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
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Outdoor Tours at the Capitol
Repeats every week on Monday through Saturday until Mon Apr 28 2014 .
Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon
Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Type:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an... More »
Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 27 2014 .
Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids,... More »
Outdoor Tours at the Capitol
Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon
Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Type:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an... More »
Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids,... More »
Outdoor Tours at the Capitol
Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon
Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Type:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an... More »
Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids,... More »
Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids,... More »
Outdoor Tours at the Capitol
Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon
Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Type:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an... More »
Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Mar, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Exhibit
On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014, is an exuberant display of orchids nestled among whimsical topiaries and musical fountains. Illuminated by an orchid chandelier, the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory sings the praises of beautiful orchids. Featured are orchids from all over the world in a multitude of environments. Come see desert orchids,... More »
Outdoor Tours at the Capitol
Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr, Apr
12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon
Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Type:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an... More »

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