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The Statue of Freedom
The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

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Frankie the Bee
Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections

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EVENTS

Sep
19
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 »
Sep
22
Mon
WEEKLY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Tours
Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 p.m. — What do manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common? They all come from plants on permanent display in the USBG Conservatory. Take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will connect the exotic plant world to everyday life. You might see bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on the tree or learn about the next big breakthrough in medicinal... More »
Sep
22
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. – Join a 50-minute outdoor guided tour exploring the Capitol building and grounds, weather permitting. Meet at the North Gift Shop on the upper level of the Visitor Center. No passes needed.
Sep
22
Mon
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events
No reservations or passes are required to attend these 15-minute talks which are held in Exhibition Hall on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center: Wednesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. In June 1812 House Speaker Henry Clay persuaded Congress to use its constitutional power to declare war for the first time. Adam Berenbak, Archivist, Center for Legislative Archives at National Archives,... More »
Sep
22
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 »
Sep
22
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 »
Sep
23
Tue
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
The quintessential fruits of fall will be the main event in this cooking demonstration. Recipes will include ways to use these fruits in both savory and sweet dishes.  Time: 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.Please note: This program will be offered at 12 p.m. and repeated 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden CourtFREE: No pre-registration required For a... More »
Sep
23
Tue
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Capitol Grounds
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. – Join a 50-minute outdoor guided tour exploring the Capitol building and grounds, weather permitting. Meet at the North Gift Shop on the upper level of the Visitor Center. No passes needed.
Sep
23
Tue
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Educational Events
No reservations or passes are required to attend these 15-minute talks which are held in Exhibition Hall on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center: Wednesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. In June 1812 House Speaker Henry Clay persuaded Congress to use its constitutional power to declare war for the first time. Adam Berenbak, Archivist, Center for Legislative Archives at National Archives,... More »
Sep
23
Tue
WEEKLY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Tours
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. — What do manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common? They all come from plants on permanent display in the USBG Conservatory. Take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will connect the exotic plant world to everyday life. You might see bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on the tree or learn about the next big breakthrough in medicinal plant research... More »

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