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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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Bike Racks on the Capitol Grounds
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol has installed new bicycle racks on...
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National Fire Prevention Week

By Cristin O'Brien

During National Fire Prevention Week, look for places a fire could start, listen for the sound of an alarm and learn two ways out of every room.

Sunset view at U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
November 25, 2013
Follow the journey of the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front Lawn.More »
Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
February 3, 2014
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90 years ago, flocks of sheep might be spotted grazing on the grounds today.More »
May 18, 2016
This passionate group of AOC employees aims to improve biking conditions around the U.S. Capitol campus.More »
2015 Year in Review
December 18, 2015
This year has been one of many great moments at the Architect of the Capitol and on Capitol Hill. As 2015 comes to a close, relive some of the highlights through our photos.More »
Trout Lily in the U.S. Botanic Garden
February 26, 2013
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s Conservation & Sustainability Horticulturist, Ray Mims, takes a look at the importance of spring ephemerals, which are featured in the Garden’s current exhibit, Understory, on display now through October 14, 2013. More »
Map of Washington, D.C., in 1861.
June 28, 2018
President Abraham Lincoln entered and left Washington, D.C., via vessels of muslin and wood, constructed by builder and carpenter Job W. AngusMore »
Black and white photo of Genius of America pediment.
September 1, 2016
A variety of letters and numbers appear on buildings or in art work on Capitol Hill.More »
April 18, 2016
ESPCs have assisted us in completing several conservation measures around the Capitol, House and Senate.More »
January 27, 2016
An AOC employee gives back and shares his knowledge with students, not just about elevators, but about broader career opportunities.More »
AOC's Kevin Mulshine is proud to help others by being a blood donor.
March 4, 2012
While most people can be blood donors, only five percent of the eligible population actually donates — making AOC's Kevin and Gloria true heroes, even if they don't consider their efforts extraordinary. More »
June 8, 2012
This AOC employee finds a way to make a meaningful difference through an annual bike-a-thon supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.More »
July 26, 2015
A look back at how life safety relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what has changed on the U.S. Capitol campus over the past 25 years.More »
Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
December 11, 2013
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.More »
April 2, 2013
Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden highlights plants currently in bloom at the U.S. Capitol.More »
Accessible ramp at Senate Parks near the Senate Underground Garage.
July 22, 2015
The AOC's Facilities Planning and Programming Division incorporates seemingly small improvements into the design of our facilities and their outside environments, helping not only those with disabilities, but each one of us.More »

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