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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Clive Atyeo, Gardener, USBG
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Detailed view of Chrysanthemum flowers
Learn about these "Starry Eyed Daughters of the Fall" at the U.S Botanic Garden...

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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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