Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

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About the Grounds
The United States Capitol Building is located in a 58-acre park that was...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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

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War of 1812
The War of 1812 Tour: Three Points of View Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a Visitor...

History

Construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793 atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “Capitol Hill.” Since then many additional buildings have been constructed around this site to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. The last major addition being the Capitol Visitor Center, completed in 2008.

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