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

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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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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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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...
  •  The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. against a blue sky background.
  • Apotheosis of Washington fresco
  • Outside view of The U.S. Supreme Court Building that was modeled after classical Roman temples.
  • The United States Capitol Building is located in a 58-acre park that was landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted during the period 1874-1892.

Art

George Washington Art
The works of art on Capitol Hill reflect the development of the United States and the Congress.