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Front view of the Russell Senate Office Building at night.
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EVENTS

Dec
2
Tue
Event Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Tags:
Holiday Events, Kid Friendly Events, Music Events
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, during a ceremony on the Capitol’s West Front lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, will serve as master of ceremonies. This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on... More »
Dec
3
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant parts. Don't worry if you... More »
Dec
3
Wed
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 »
Dec
3
Wed
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 »
Dec
3
Wed
DAILY
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 »
Dec
4
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Exhibit, Holiday Events
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of 33 lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant parts. Don't worry if you... More »
Dec
4
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 »
Dec
4
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 »
Dec
4
Thu
DAILY
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 »
Dec
4
Thu
WEEKLY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Holiday Events, Music Events
Evenings at the Conservatory are magical! Join us for live seasonal music in the Garden Court.  Please note: Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.  Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays December 4 - 30, 2014 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court FREE: No pre-registration required  For a complete calendar of events at the U.S. Botanic Garden... More »

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