Information regarding viewing hours, public health measures, road closures and other restrictions.
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June 3, 2020
Article themes include Doing Good, By the Numbers, Before & After, Employee Highlights, Spotlight on Safety, Beyond the Dome, and AOC Gratitude.
April 29, 2020
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is delivering virtual Capitol experiences such as field trips, exhibits, videos and student activities to those unable to visit because of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
April 9, 2020
For the ninth consecutive year, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received the Association of Government Accountants' prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).
March 30, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol Visitor Center and the Conservatory of the United States Botanic Garden will temporarily close to the public until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19). The outdoor gardens and grounds remain open.
January 29, 2020
Specific information for the United States Capitol campus regarding street closures, parking restrictions, access to the U.S. Capitol and other details concerning the Joint Session on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, when President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address.
January 17, 2020
J. Brett Blanton has been sworn in as the 12th Architect of the Capitol. He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on December 9, 2019. Blanton most recently served as the Deputy Vice President for Engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
November 21, 2019
The latest Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) is now available online. The PAR provides an overview of the agency's financial and performance results to inform Congress and the American people about what we have collectively achieved for the fiscal year.
November 14, 2019
The 2019 U.S. Botanic Garden holiday show features plant-based recreations botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine. Model trains will chug around, below, through and above these iconic sights and other landmarks from across the United States. Opens Thanksgiving Day and is free to attend.
November 6, 2019
The 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was chosen from the Carson National Forest and is sponsored by the New Mexico Congressional Delegation led by U.S. Senator Tom Udall. Lighting Ceremony will take place December 4, 2019, on the West Front Lawn.
September 3, 2019
Mr. O'Donnell is a proven senior executive with extensive experience in leading large, high profile and complex business and administrative operations within the Federal government. Before joining the AOC, he served as Assistant for Administration reporting to the Under Secretary of the Navy.
August 28, 2019
On September 1, 2019, the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.
July 1, 2019
On July 4 the annual "A Capitol Fourth" Concert, celebrating America's Independence Day, will be broadcast live from the West Front of the United States Capitol. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.