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Old Senate Chamber
Located north of the Capitol Rotunda is the richly decorated Old Senate...

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Guided Tours: Buildings on Capitol Hill
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Stewardship
The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Frankie the Bee
Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections

Senate Office Buildings

The first congressional office buildings were constructed immediately after the turn of the century to relieve overcrowding in the Capitol. Previously, members who wanted office space had to rent quarters or borrow space in committee rooms. The Russell Senate Office Building, occupied in 1909, is the oldest of the Senate office buildings, with the Dirksen and Hart Buildings being constructed later to provide additional space for the U.S. Senate.

 

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