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


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


The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect...


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


National Statuary Hall, also known as the Old Hall of the House, is the large, two-story, semicircular room south of the Rotunda.
National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building is built in the shape of an ancient... More »
The Magna Carta Replica on display
Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter") was sealed by King John of England at Runnymede, near... More »


The United States Capitol Grounds was recently named an accredited arboretum. The grounds are now... More »
Initiated by Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915, National African American History Month, also... More »
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