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...


More energy-efficient LED lighting.
The Senate Jurisdiction's emphasis on energy-efficient lighting was...


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


The sculptural pediment over the Senate entrance on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol is called Progress of Civilization.
The Sculpture The center figure is America, who stands with an eagle at her side and the sun at... More »
Old Senate Chamber designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, this room was home to the U.S. Senate from 1819 until 1859 and later to the U.S. Supreme Court from 1860-1935.
Located in the eastern half of the old north wing in the U.S. Capitol, the Old Senate Chamber is a... 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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