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Cascade of Books
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Map of Capitol Hill
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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
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EVENTS

Sep
18
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a Visitor Guide to explore three unique stories about the War of 1812, often referred to as “the forgotten war.” Discover how the War Hawks convinced a majority in Congress to declare war on Great Britain. See where the British entered the Capitol and destroyed the most beautiful room in America. Listen to how the Native Americans formed a coalition to save their lands... More »
Sep
18
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. – Join a 50-minute outdoor guided tour exploring the Capitol building and grounds, weather permitting. Meet at the North Gift Shop on the upper level of the Visitor Center. No passes needed.
Sep
18
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events
No reservations or passes are required to attend these 15-minute talks which are held in Exhibition Hall on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center: Wednesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. In June 1812 House Speaker Henry Clay persuaded Congress to use its constitutional power to declare war for the first time. Adam Berenbak, Archivist, Center for Legislative Archives at National Archives,... More »
Sep
18
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this... More »
Sep
18
Thu
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took... More »
Sep
19
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a Visitor Guide to explore three unique stories about the War of 1812, often referred to as “the forgotten war.” Discover how the War Hawks convinced a majority in Congress to declare war on Great Britain. See where the British entered the Capitol and destroyed the most beautiful room in America. Listen to how the Native Americans formed a coalition to save their lands... More »
Sep
19
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. – Join a 50-minute outdoor guided tour exploring the Capitol building and grounds, weather permitting. Meet at the North Gift Shop on the upper level of the Visitor Center. No passes needed.
Sep
19
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events
No reservations or passes are required to attend these 15-minute talks which are held in Exhibition Hall on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center: Wednesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. In June 1812 House Speaker Henry Clay persuaded Congress to use its constitutional power to declare war for the first time. Adam Berenbak, Archivist, Center for Legislative Archives at National Archives,... More »
Sep
19
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this... More »
Sep
19
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Art/History Events, Educational Events, Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took... More »

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