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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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

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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

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EVENTS

Apr
28
Mon
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Saturday, April 12 - Monday, 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 U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The closure is needed to install overhead netting to ensure safety in the Rotunda during the multi-year project While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route in the... More »
May
3
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Spend the day in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory celebrating herbs, discovering the significance of herbs in our lives and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty and culinary enjoyment. Enjoy demonstrations, activities and information tables throughout the Conservatory. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to... More »
May
22
Thu
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Tours
Thursday, May 22, 2014 — Beautiful, versatile, timeless, the rose is the United States national flower. See this flower on display in the U.S. Botanic Garden's Rose Garden, which is located in the National Garden and opened in 2006. The Rose Garden is a formal garden space dedicated to growing the rose without the use of fungicides or insecticides. The roses growing in the garden have been... More »

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