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Painting of meeting when Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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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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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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"Congress Investigates" exhibit includes items like this Watergate evidence.
This special exhibit at the Capitol Visitor Center is on display now through...

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    Thomas Jefferson Building

    Based on the Paris Opera House and recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style.

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    James Madison Memorial Building

    The largest library structure in the world and one of the three largest public buildings in the Washington area.

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    Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation

    Housing 6.3 million collection items and nearly 90 miles of shelving.

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    John Adams Building

    This second building constructed for the Library of Congress opened in 1939.

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