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

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Thomas Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

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Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden
From February 22 through April 27, the U.S. Botanic Garden will feature...

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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