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

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Black and white picture of Frederick Law Olmsted  best known for designing the grounds of New York City’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law...

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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...

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Yellow flowers in front of the Capitol Building
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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War of 1812
The War of 1812 Tour: Three Points of View Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a...

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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