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Peace at the End of the Civil War
A Confederate soldier and a Union soldier shake hands, marking the reunion of...

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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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Sunset in the Capitol Rotunda.
The U.S. Capitol's rotunda is closed this month to prepare for restoration...

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    Virtual Capitol

    Explore the buildings of Capitol Hill through a historic timeline...

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    Capitol Hill Neoclassical Architecture

    The definitive architectural style on Capitol Hill is neoclassical...

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    Capitol Rotunda

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room 96 feet in...

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