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Russell Senate Office Building
The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the...

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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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

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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...

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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.