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

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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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

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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Sarracenia leucophylla x alata photo.
Learn about carnivorous plants on September 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

Fire extinguisher

The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP) is responsible for ensuring AOC’s compliance with safety, fire and environmental laws and regulations. SFEP, comprised of the Safety and Environmental and Fire Marshal Divisions, establishes policy, conducts oversight and coordinates emergency planning and preparedness. The SFEP is the primary point of contact with external regulatory agencies for AOC’s occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental matters.

Learn more about AOC's committment to safety.