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.

"The Capitol," by Christopher Cranch, oil on canvas, 1841

Mon, 2013-02-18 16:12 -- administrator

Visitors to Washington in the pre-Civil War period often described the Capitol as standing “high and alone” on its hill. This charming view conveys an authentic sense of rural isolation but exaggerated the rugged condition of the Capitol grounds.

Architect of the Capitol

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