On Tuesday, February 3, due to a special event being held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, there will be no public tours of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed all day except for individuals on official business and people going to the House and Senate Visitor Galleries.

House Chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia (photograph of modern re-creation)

Fri, 2013-02-15 15:04 -- administrator

For a decade before moving to Washington in 1800, the House met on the main floor of Congress Hall, the Speaker presiding from the raised platform at the right.

Independence National Historical Park

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