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

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Black and white picture of Frederick Law Olmsted  best known for designing the grounds of New York City’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law...

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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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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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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging...

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EVENTS

Feb
27
Fri
DAILY
Event Location:
Capitol Visitor Center
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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 »
Feb
28
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world and a major food staple for hundreds of millions of people in the tropics. Join Todd Brethauer, USBG Science Education Volunteer, as he traces the 7000-year journey of the banana from the jungles of Southeast Asia to your breakfast table. Learn about how humans have guided the development of the banana for many different uses – dessert, plantains,... More »
Feb
28
Sat
WEEKLY
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the district. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the U.S. Botanic Garden; come flow with us! Date: Each Saturday in February 2015Time... More »
Feb
28
Sat
Event Location:
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event Tags:
Educational Events
Not so long ago citrus fruits were eaten only by the very wealthy, and then only on special occasions. Now they are an important part of the healthy diet of billions of people around the world. Join Todd Brethauer, USBG Science Education Volunteer, as he traces the 6000-year journey of citrus out of Asia with traders, explorers and conquerors. See how the fruit has changed and how it has changed... More »

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