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View of the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2013 at night next to the Capitol Building.
The regular practice of displaying a Christmas tree on the Capitol Grounds is...

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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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

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2008 Capitol Christmas Tree
Nov 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5 p.m. on...
Dome scaffolding photo.
Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the completion of the...
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D.,...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964...
May 22, 2014
3:18 pm, May 22 - The Capitol Rotunda has reopened. Earlier today, a small...
May 22, 2014
2:30 p.m. - The Capitol Rotunda is temporarily closed and will be reopened...

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