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

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Supreme Court of the United States
Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court building is a fitting home...

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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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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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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

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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