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

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William Henry Powell’s painting of the Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto shows Spanish conquistador and explorer Hernando De Soto (1500–1542), riding a white horse and dressed in Renaissance finery, arriving at the Mississippi River at a point below Natchez on May 8, 1541.
William Henry Powell’s dramatic and brilliantly colored canvas was the last of...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Publications
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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War of 1812
The War of 1812 Tour: Three Points of View Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a...