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

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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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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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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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The AOC is responsible for nearly 600,000 square feet of windows
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 square...

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Outdoor Capitol Grounds Tours

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Capitol Grounds
The U.S. Capitol Grounds

Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. 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, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.
 
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Capitol Grounds
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