Our Work

A Tradition of Ingenuity

Our work inspires a nation. We are the artisans, historians, and craftspeople who preserve and maintain the landmark buildings, monuments, art and grounds of the Capitol campus.

Buildings & Grounds

The Capitol campus is made up of more than 18.4 million square feet of facilities, and 570 acres of grounds.

Discover the Campus


We must ensure every visitor to Capitol Hill experiences the grandeur of these historic treasures at their very best.

Our Work

Art & Artists

We are responsible for the care of thousands of works of historical art.

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New & Noteworthy

Delve deeper into the stories behind the people, art, history and grounds that make up the Capitol.

Behind the Scenes

Built to Last

From Project Mastery to People Skills, Women in Construction Build Up the AOC
History & Discoveries

A Most Magnificent Ruin: The Burning of the Capitol during the War of 1812

In retaliation for Americans burning the Canadian capital at York (Toronto) on April 27, 1813, British troops would later descend on Washington, D.C., setting fire to much of the city. Follow the path the British took in 1814 to burn the U.S. Capitol and learn more about damage done to this historic building.
A talented employee of an Architect of the Capitol sheet metal shop.


Skillful Craftmanship

We serve in diverse roles applying both modern techniques and historical tradecrafts in the care and preservation of the Capitol campus.

Areas of Expertise