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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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At the AOC we are leading the effort to conserve energy across Capitol Hill.

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Visitor Guides Andrew Tremel, Carrie Gallagher and Brandon Hintze who made the Student Program so successful.
The Capitol Visitor Center runs educational programs for classes nearly 50...
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Preserving Historic Windows and Doors

By Kristen Frederick

Preservation allows the building to retain much of its original character and charm, while increasing the building's functionality for those who work and visit within its walls.

Restoring the windows of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
January 27, 2016
An AOC employee gives back and shares his knowledge with students, not just about elevators, but about broader career opportunities.More »
April 12, 2016
The Senate Jurisdiction's emphasis on energy-efficient lighting was integral to meeting our agency-wide energy reduction goal.More »
June 17, 2013
A team of tradecrafts experts at the AOC transform an office into a completely wheelchair-accessible suite in less than four weeks.More »
July 29, 2015
Accessibility was a key component of the design of the Capitol Visitor Center, and we are proud to welcome visitors from all over the United States and the world.More »
October 22, 2014
Edmonds hopes to leave behind a legacy that exemplifies how important it is to take time to recognize those in need and make a difference.More »
Accessible Entrance at the CVC and sign
October 9, 2012
After Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, underwent recent knee surgery she knew getting around would be challenging. Read about her experience relying on accessibility options at the Capitol Visitor Center.More »
AOC's LaTisha Williams, custodial worker supervisor in the House Office Buildings Day Cleaning division.
May 16, 2018
LaTisha Williams finds and gives encouragement by serving with her community church.More »
April 21, 2014
This AOC Tree Surgeon spends his days caring for the trees on the U.S. Capitol Grounds and his evenings are spent in much the same way, helping others in hopes of seeing them live longer, healthier lives.More »
July 28, 2015
Find out how our architects work the ADA into historic buildings on the Capitol Campus, given they were built before accessibility needs were recognized.More »
July 13, 2015
The Capitol Visitor Center provides many accessibility services from shuttles, ramps and escalators to touchable objects and open captioning.More »
December 17, 2012
Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on her first job on Capitol Hill, and how the lessons learned there stick with her to this day.More »
Members of Capitol Grounds and Arboretum inspect a vehicle operating on the U.S. Capitol campus.
November 27, 2018
A story of AOC employees coming together to improve safety on the U.S. Capitol campus for everyone.More »
April 25, 2016
Our team actively works as ambassadors for energy reduction within the Library of Congress buildings, while helping maintain their invaluable and irreplaceable collection.More »
Participants and instructors after lunch at Eco City Farm.
November 6, 2018
The new Armed to Urban Farm program was a week-long training opportunity for military veterans that combined classroom sessions with farm tours and hands-on activities.More »
December 23, 2013
Take a look back at some of our top stories from 2013.More »

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