Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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Supreme Court of the United States
Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court building is a fitting home...

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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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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Close up view of a Saccharum Officinarum plant
The U.S. Botanic Garden will highlight plants that impart flavor to sweet foods...

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EVENTS

Nov
13
Thu
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
One of the least known facts in biology, even among some biologists, is that most species on Earth are rare. By this we mean having a narrow range, a limited abundance, or both. But which species have always been rare and why? From jaguars to rainforest plants, from Kirtland's warblers to Andean cock-of-the-rock, why are some species so scarce and others so common? This tour will explain a basic... More »
Nov
13
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 »
Nov
13
Thu
WEEKLY
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 »
Nov
14
Fri
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 »
Nov
14
Fri
WEEKLY
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 »
Nov
14
Fri
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events, Tours
Like sweets? Curious about sugary substances from plants with names like jaggery, treacle and panela? Join biochemist and USBG volunteer Beth Burrous on a tour of the Conservatory highlighting plants from around the world that impart flavor to sweet foods. Explore and discuss plants like sugar cane, coconut palm, papaya, banana, tamarind, ginger, allspice, coffee and chocolate, and sample sweets... More »
Nov
15
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Late autumn is a magnificent time to appreciate the newly emerging architecture and colorful remaining fall foliage of the historic trees that grace the U.S. Capitol Grounds. Meet in front of the Conservatory to stroll around the Capitol, admiring and learning about its grand old tree specimens from around the country and the world, including many official state trees and memorial plantings. ... More »
Nov
17
Mon
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 »
Nov
17
Mon
WEEKLY
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 »
Nov
18
Tue
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 »

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