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

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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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

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AOC employees plan renovations to Representative Tammy Duckworth's Office
A team of tradecrafts experts at the AOC transform an office into a completely...

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Visitor Services

From visiting hours, accessibility information and a list of prohibited items in the Capitol Building, all the information you need to plan your trip to Capitol Hill is found here. Capitol visitor policies are designed to keep visitors and staff safe and secure and to preserve the collections, facilities and historic building and grounds for generations to come.

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