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

Featured

Black and white picture of the Capitol being built on Capitol Hill in 1793.
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “...

Featured

View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

Featured

East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

Featured

Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for managing all of the...

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.

Is a Video: 
Click to Display Video (By selecting this the carousel will NOT display)