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.
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January 17, 2020
J. Brett Blanton has been sworn in as the 12th Architect of the Capitol. Blanton most recently served as the Deputy Vice President for Engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
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.
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.
June 25, 2019
Eight bronze lamp posts were recently installed by the Architect of the Capitol on the marble pedestal of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C. These posts are replicas of fixtures first designed and installed by Edward Pearce Casey, the architect for the memorial's pedestal.
June 4, 2019
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Legislative Branch Industry Day on June 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in the Congressional Auditorium. This event is for contractors interested in doing business with the legislative branch, and is open to any business.
May 23, 2019
Here's what to know before you go to the annual National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Information includes concert and rehearsal times, prohibited items, street closures, public entrances, parking and travel tips.
May 20, 2019
The U.S. Botanic Garden presents a new exhibit Gardens Across America from May 24 through October 1, 2019. The exhibit showcases 21 public gardens from across the United States through vignettes created by each garden that display plants and items that illustrate the gardens' stories.
May 14, 2019
The Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. This ceremony honors law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Roll Call of Heroes read will honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during calendar year.
May 1, 2019
The 2019 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the U.S. Navy Band on Monday, June 3. All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting.
February 20, 2019
March 4, 2019, is the last day to visit Exhibition Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center before the space undergoes renovations through 2021. During the renovation period, the Capitol Visitor Center will continue to offer a full calendar of tours and programs.
January 31, 2019
Open now through October 15, 2018, the exhibit showcases six large-scale murals measuring as large as 16 feet, all celebrating plants.
December 21, 2018
The Cannon Building rotunda has been returned to its original appearance when the building opened in 1908. This beautiful space now reflects the original intent of Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds Elliott Woods and the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings.