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

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In Emanuel Leutze’s mural, a group of pioneers and their train of covered wagons are pictured at the continental divide, looking towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean. The border depicts vignettes of exploration and frontier mythology. Beneath the central composition is a panoramic view of their destination “Golden Gate,” in San Francisco Bay.
Emanuel Leutze’s mural celebrates the western expansion of the United States....

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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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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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

Styles

The Capitol buildings and grounds reflect thousands of years of architecture styles. This includes the well-known and iconic neoclassical style of the Capitol to the Art Deco styles of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building. At the Architect of the Capitol, perhaps no other responsibility is as crucial as ensuring these buildings are preserved in the awe-inspiring manner in which they were first conceived and constructed.

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