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

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Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States...

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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 the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building looking North to South.
AOC's annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results...

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Photo of Dr. Novy giving a tour.
Join USBG Executive Director Dr. Ari Novy on an expedition through the...

Materials

  • A row of marble statues in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
    Marble is used throughout the U.S. Capitol Building, the congressional office...
     
  • Nighttime view of the cast iron used in the making of the Capitol's dome.
    Cast iron was used extensively in the U.S. Capitol’s mid-19th century House...
     
  • Sandstone walls and paintings of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda
    Sandstone was a common building material during the early years of Washington...
     

The materials used in the construction of the Capitol were chosen with care to ensure the building would be a lasting landmark. Learn more about these building materials, why they were used, and where they came from.

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