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History of Capitol Hill
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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

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Statue of Abraham Lincoln in Rotunda of U.S. Capitol
At the Capitol, one can't walk far without seeing a likeness or other...

U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, one of America’s great symbols of freedom, needs additional restoration as part of an on-going multi-phased program. This project is a critical step for stopping the current level of deterioration in the Dome’s cast iron as well as ensuring the protection of the interior of the Dome and Rotunda. The restoration project includes removal of old paint, repairs to the cast iron and stone, and repainting. Learn more about the Dome Restoration Project.

Recent Updates

Temporary Capitol Rotunda Closure: April 12 - April 28 — The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol will close for two weeks from Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, 2014 as part of the Architect of the Capitol’s Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project. More.

Last Chance for Scaffold-free Dome Photos — The last chance for “scaffold-free” photos and video of the U.S. Capitol is approaching. More.

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Updated: April 2014

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