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


A group of visitors walking in in front of the Capitol Building
Building, Infrastructure, People The Architect of the Capitol is committed to...


Ted Garber photo.
Come hear local musician Ted Garber perform at the U.S. Botanic Garden on...


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


Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House of Representatives first used the chamber on December 16, 1857. It was designed by Thomas... More »
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 »


Supermoon rises over the Statue of Freedom on evening of June 22, 2013.
Working on Capitol Hill you hear your fair share of myths, mysteries and folklore about the... More »
Landing of Columbus fresco by Brumidi.
It's been more than 500 years since Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a... More »
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