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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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The Architect of the Capitol has a legacy and ancestry that is rooted in the...

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On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the AOC is proud to announce the...
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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.
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 »
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 »
September 16, 2014
With the "Sprouts" program at the U.S. Botanic Garden, children learn about the magical world of plants.More »
Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
December 17, 2013
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great event and we look forward to hosting more in the future!More »
April 22, 2013
Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center, explores the new exhibit, "Conflict and Compromise."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 »
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 »
July 13, 2015
The Capitol Visitor Center provides many accessibility services from shuttles, ramps and escalators to touchable objects and open captioning.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 »
September 16, 2013
An Architect of the Capitol employee at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center reflects on what the U.S. Constitution means to her. 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 »
November 30, 2012
On December 2, the Capitol Visitor Center celebrates its four-year anniversary. Sharon Gang, the third member of the CVC's operations staff, reflects back to the opening four years ago. More »

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