The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.


The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...


The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...


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


Main entrance to the U.S. Botanic Garden Administrative Building from Bartholdi Park.
The building was designed as the home for the USBG's director, and served as such for two years... More »
The Capitol Power Plant provides steam and chilled water used to heat and cool buildings throughout the U.S. Capitol campus.
The Capitol Power Plant was authorized in 1904 to support new office buildings which were then in... More »


Supermoon rises over the Statue of Freedom on evening of June 22, 2013.
Working on Capitol Hill you hear your fair share of myths, mysteries and folklore about the... More »
Landing of Columbus fresco by Brumidi.
It's been more than 500 years since Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a... More »
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