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James Madison Memorial Building
Opened in 1980, measuring 500 feet wide and 400 feet deep, the Madison...

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Guided Tours: Buildings on Capitol Hill
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Engraving showing the first dome of the U.S. Capitol, designed by Charles Bulfinch. By William H. Bartlett, circa 1840.
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, remembers one of the...

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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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