U.S. Capitol Grounds
The United States Capitol Grounds comprise one of the most historic landscapes in the nation. Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874, the Capitol Grounds are home to notable trees, unique architectural features, sculpture, and fountains. The Grounds have also been the stage for hundreds of events of national significance, including inaugurations, commemorations, protests, concerts and more. Explore the treasures and rich history of the United States Capitol Grounds.
U.S. Capitol Rotunda
Located in the center of the U.S. Capitol below the Capitol Dome, the Rotunda has been the stage for important moments in the history of our nation for nearly 200 years. Use this app to learn about the historic ceremonies that have occurred there and explore the Rotunda's soaring architecture, commemorative sculptures and historic paintings that ornament the "heart of the Capitol."
Guide to State Statues
This guide to the National Statuary Hall Collection of State Statues describes and illustrates and provides locations for the 100 statues at the U.S. Capitol donated by the 50 states to honor people notable in their history.
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide includes all the information you need to prepare for a visit to the U.S. Capitol. It includes information about booking tours of the Capitol, visitor amenities, location, hours of operation, watching Congress in session, Exhibition Hall, the Capitol Grounds, the Statue of Freedom, Capitol statues, and security.
Designed for young people ages 11 and older, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center’s student self-guide of the Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall and the Capitol grounds includes historical background, as well as activities and questions to encourage discussion during the tour or for follow-up at school or home.