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Declaration of Independence
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Stewardship
The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Brumidi Corridors
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor...

Concerts at the U.S. Capitol

Concerts at the U.S. Capitol

Independence Day Concert

Throughout the year concerts are often presented on the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

Throughout the year concerts are often presented on the U.S. Capitol Grounds. Each summer a series of military band concerts are offered on weekday evenings on the West Front steps of the Capitol Building. This series is a continuation of an over 130-year-old tradition.

The National Symphony Orchestra performs three starlight concerts annually on the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. These concerts are sponsored by Congress and the Secretary of the Interior and are held in observance of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

All concerts held on the Capitol Grounds are free and open to the public.