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

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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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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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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Instagrammers in the Olmsted Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
Early on this beautiful September morning, a group of Instagrammers came...
  •  The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. against a blue sky background.
  • The Apotheosis of Washington fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and  depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures.
  • 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.

Architecture

Architecture
Learn about the architecture of U.S. Capitol Building and the other buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill.

Art

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

Capitol Grounds

Capitol Grounds
The U.S. Capitol Grounds are approximately 274 acres featuring beautiful views and monuments.

Facts

Facts
Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Capitol Hill.