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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
View 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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"Congress Investigates" exhibit includes items like this Watergate evidence.
This special exhibit at the Capitol Visitor Center is on display now through...

Events

Events

Jun
26
Fri
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.
Jun
26
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
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. See the complete... More »
Jun
27
Sat
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 »
Jun
27
Sat
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 »
Jun
27
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.
Jun
28
Sun
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 »
Jun
29
Mon
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 »
Jun
29
Mon
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 »
Jun
29
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
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. See the complete... More »
Jun
30
Tue
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 »

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