Public Notice

Harvesting Hope: Continuing Our Tradition of Helping Others

August 21, 2018

Building on the success of last year's War Garden project, an Architect of the Capitol (AOC) gardening team identified and, in some cases, created additional beds to grow vegetables on the U.S. Capitol campus. Crops harvested from AOC gardens will be donated to local food banks.

Public Notice

Renovated Bartholdi Park Achieves SITES Gold Certification

June 21, 2018

U.S. Botanic Garden and Green Business Certification Inc. proudly announce Bartholdi Park is SITES Gold certified, and is the first Washington, D.C., project certified under SITES version 2. SITES is the most comprehensive system for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable land.

Public Notice

2018 Small Business Day

April 9, 2018

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting a Small Business Day on May 1, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the Congressional Meeting Room – South.

Public Notice

Reverend Billy Graham to Lie in Honor February 28 and March 1

February 27, 2018

The late Reverend Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.

Public Notice

War Garden at the Library of Congress

May 16, 2017

To mark the centennial of America entering the Great War, the Architect of the Capitol recreated a War Garden as it would have been during World War I. These gardens, also referred to as Victory Gardens, were vegetable, fruit and herbs planted at private residences, public parks, school yards, etc.

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2017 John Russell Pope Award

April 26, 2017

The Architect of the Capitol has been awarded a 2017 John Russell Pope Award for Historic Preservation for the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The award recognize excellence in classical architecture, artisanship, interior design and landscape architecture.

Public Notice

Six Tips for Sledding Safely on Capitol Hill

March 13, 2017

When a section of the United States Capitol Grounds opens on the West Front for community sledding during daylight hours (dawn to dusk), everyone is invited to join in the fun, but we ask that you remain safe and aware of the area and of workers who are clearing snow and ice.

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U.S. Capitol Grounds is Now an Accredited Arboretum

February 10, 2017

The U.S. Capitol Grounds was recently named an accredited arboretum. The grounds are now listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a comprehensive list of arboreta and public gardens that have a substantial focus on woody plants for the benefit of the public, science and conservation.