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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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

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Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit is on display November 27...

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Events

Aug
11
Tue
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Aug
11
Tue
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — 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. Lawn... More »
Aug
12
Wed
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 »
Aug
12
Wed
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 »
Aug
12
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Aug
12
Wed
DAILY
Event Location:
United States Capitol
Event Tags:
Music Events
Weeknights — 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. Lawn... More »
Aug
13
Thu
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 »
Aug
13
Thu
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 »
Aug
13
Thu
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
Event Tags:
Tours
Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. — Learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. Date: June... More »
Aug
14
Fri
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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