Due to a special Joint Meeting of Congress taking place in the Capitol on Wednesday, April 29, the U.S. Capitol will be closed to tours until approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and guided tours of the Capitol Visitor Center will be available while the Capitol is closed.

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

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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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