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In Emanuel Leutze’s mural, a group of pioneers and their train of covered wagons are pictured at the continental divide, looking towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean. The border depicts vignettes of exploration and frontier mythology. Beneath the central composition is a panoramic view of their destination “Golden Gate,” in San Francisco Bay.
Emanuel Leutze’s mural celebrates the western expansion of the United States....

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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

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Band Photo
Evenings at the Conservatory are magical! Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays...

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Events

Jun
5
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 »
Jun
5
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
5
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
6
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
6
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
6
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Kid Friendly Events
Saturday, June 6, 2015 — In celebration of Kamehameha Day each June, the local Hawaiian community has prepared lei using many local mid-Atlantic plant materials. The lei are solemnly presented and draped on the statues of Saint Damien and King Kamehameha in a private ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol, where following the ceremony visitors to the Capitol can enjoy them. Come learn... More »
Jun
6
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
7
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
8
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
8
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 »

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