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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
A map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Join the United States Botanic Garden for an Earth Day Celebration on the...

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Events

Jul
8
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Jul
8
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — Join us this summer as we celebrate the season. One band below will perform each weeknight June 1 through August 31, with some exclusions. U.S. Navy Band U.S. Air Force Band U.S. Marine Band U.S. Army Band All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Lawn... More »
Jul
9
Thu
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Jul
9
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Jul
9
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Jul
9
Thu
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Music Events
Thursday, July 9, 2015 — Come celebrate Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots with this concert series featuring American roots music. Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of roots, bluegrass, country, and rock that they call 'Appalachian Rock'. Their sound is equally at home in a groove or driving the bus with country, swing, funk or straight rhythms. Time: 5 p.m. to 7... More »
Jul
10
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled "Congress Investigates," takes a look at Congress’ investigatory powers and how Congress has used them to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries... More »
Jul
10
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems are out of sight, their beauty and importance often go unnoticed. This exhibit uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance... More »
Jul
10
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Jul
10
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — Join us this summer as we celebrate the season. One band below will perform each weeknight June 1 through August 31, with some exclusions. U.S. Navy Band U.S. Air Force Band U.S. Marine Band U.S. Army Band All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Lawn... More »

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