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

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The Madison Building serves both as the Library's third major structure and as this nation's official memorial to President James Madison.
Opened in 1980, measuring 500 feet wide and 400 feet deep, the Madison...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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The Flanagan clock with marble columns in the background
In a world where everyone carries a cell phone and some carry more than one,...

Tours

Free tours of the inside of the historic U.S. Capitol Building begin at the Capitol Visitor Center. Advance reservations are highly recommended either though your Member of Congress or www.visitthecapitol.gov (only a limited number of same-day tickets are available at the Capitol Visitor Center). The Capitol grounds are open 24 hours-a-day every day of the year, with the exception of special events. Other venues on Capitol Hill offer guide-led and self-guided tours including the Library of Congress and Supreme Court.  

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