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...


Scene "Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple" from the Frieze of American History in the Capitol Rotunda
AOC's Matt Guilfoyle investigates the myth of the Mayan Calendar at the U....


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


 The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. against a blue sky background.
At the U.S. Capitol Building the Senate and the House of Representatives come together to discuss,... More »
The Madison Building serves both as the Library's third major structure and as this nation's official memorial to President James Madison.
In 1957, the Librarian of Congress, Quincy Mumford, initiated studies for a third library building... More »


Elliott Woods, 6th Architect of the Capitol
How did Elliott Woods, someone with only a high school education, become the sixth Architect of the... More »
The Grant Memorial and Capitol Reflecting Pool.
Each spring, mallard ducks return to Union Square. The male calls and female quacks echo across the... More »
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