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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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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near...

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Outdoor Capitol Grounds Tours

Event Location: 
Capitol Grounds
The U.S. Capitol Grounds

Saturday, April 12 through Monday, April 28, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour offered daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required.

 
For more information about special tours at the Capitol visit: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities/.
 
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Capitol Grounds
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