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

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Lying in State of President Gerald Ford in the rotunda.
The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol has been considered the most suitable place...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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AOC Capitol jurisdiction decorative painters create a faux marble fireplace.
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U.S. Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the eastern end of the National Mall on a plateau 88 feet above the level of the Potomac River. Learn about the history, art and architecture of the U.S. Capitol Building here, and take an interactive look at the building through the Architect's Virtual Capitol.

For information on touring the U.S. Capitol building visit: www.visitthecapitol.gov.

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