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

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Thurgood Marshall Building
The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building houses agencies that support...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
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Photo of Dome damage and scaffolding.
As scaffolding installation is completed on the Capitol Dome, the restoration...

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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
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What's New

Visitor Hour Changes for Inauguration

The Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, 44th president of the United States, on the West Front of the Capitol. January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Due to preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, January 19, and it will also be closed Monday, January 21 for the Inauguration itself. Tours of the U.S. Capitol will be suspended on both days.

The U.S. Botanic Garden will also be closed on Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21.