Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.


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...


Cooking Demo
Learn about quintessential fruits of fall in this cooking demonstration on...


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


The Small Senate Rotunda in the old Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe as an ornamental air shaft.
In the pre-fire period this elliptical space housed the Senate wing’s main staircase. Benjamin... More »
The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol.
Statue of Freedom is a classical female figure with long, flowing hair wearing a helmet with a... More »


AOC's Marc Kinney, part of the Capitol Building's Insulation Division.
The work of the Capitol Building's Insulation Division is as "behind the scenes" as you can get. In... More »
A portico of tall Corinthian columns gives the Supreme Court Building a monumental entrance.
I long for the days when we can experience all of the magnificent national treasures on Capitol... More »
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