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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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A garden gnome placed in an open "tiny" door in the U.S. Capitol.
Guesses for what is behind the Capitol Building's smallest doors are as...

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The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Grounds staff has begun draining the Capitol reflecting pool today (June 1, 2012) in order to complete the annual cleaning and inspection. The work will take approximately two weeks. 

The Capitol Reflecting Pool is located at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Six acres in size, it occupies over half of the area called Union... More »

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The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 is now available online. The PAR provides an overview of the agency's financial and performance results to inform Congress and the American people about what we have collectively achieved for the period October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

Through the talent and hard work of our... More »

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