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

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The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol.
The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Yellow flowers in front of the Capitol Building
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Outdoor view of Capitol Grounds with a blue sky in the background
Take an outdoor walking tour of the U.S Capitol Monday through Saturday at 1 p....

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.

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