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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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Clive Atyeo, Gardener, USBG
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Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit is on display November 27...

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Photo from the 2014 lighting ceremony.
Repeats every day until Thu Jan 01 2015 .
Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan
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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
Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Holiday Events, Kid Friendly Events
The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit from nightfall (around 5 p.m.) until 11 p.m. each evening now through January 1, 2015. The tree was first lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 2.  This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on October 29, will... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 04 2015 .
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »
Band Photo
Repeats every week on Tuesday, and Thursday until Tue Dec 30 2014 .
Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec
4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
Thu, Tue, Thu, Tue, Thu, Tue, Thu, Tue
Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Type:
Holiday Events, Music Events
Evenings at the Conservatory are magical! Join us for live seasonal music in the Garden Court.  Please note: Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.  Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays December 4 - 30, 2014 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court FREE: No pre-registration required  For a complete calendar of events... More »
Photo from the 2014 lighting ceremony.
Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan
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
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
Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Holiday Events, Kid Friendly Events
The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit from nightfall (around 5 p.m.) until 11 p.m. each evening now through January 1, 2015. The tree was first lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 2.  This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on October 29, will... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »
Photo from the 2014 lighting ceremony.
Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan
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
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
Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Holiday Events, Kid Friendly Events
The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit from nightfall (around 5 p.m.) until 11 p.m. each evening now through January 1, 2015. The tree was first lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 2.  This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on October 29, will... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »
Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Dec, Jan, Jan, Jan, Jan
27, 28, 29, 30, 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
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, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant... More »

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