Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

Featured

View of a typical Presidential inaugural ceremony.
Presidential inaugural ceremonies are perhaps the most widely known of the...

Featured

A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

Featured

Clive Atyeo, Gardener, USBG
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

Featured

The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect...

Library of Congress

The law creating the Library of Congress, approved on April 24, 1800, called for its books to be housed in "a suitable apartment" in the Capitol. The copyright law of 1870 brought two copies of all copyright items to the Library. It immediately became apparent that the Library would soon run out of space. The Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building opened in in 1897 after the decision to relocate the Library of Congress into a separate facility was reached after years of discussion.

Is a Video: 
0