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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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An AOC worker mowing the grass on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of 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 08, 2013
“You’ve got to shine,” says Tony Blue, a woodcrafter’s helper working for...
Jun 17, 2013
“This work had to be done right. Period,” said Mark Italiano, project...
May 31, 2013
From May 25, 2013 - October 14, 2013, the U.S. Botanic Garden "Food for...
Apr 16, 2013
On April 16, 2013, pursuant to H Res 364, the U.S. House of...

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