Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Due to a special event, Wednesday, April 25, the regular Capitol Tour will not be available until 12:30 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day. And in the morning, tours of the Capitol Visitor Center will be available.

The Frieze of American History

The Frieze of American History in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains a painted panorama depicting significant events in American history. The frieze's 19 scenes is the work of three artists: Constantino Brumidi, Filippo Costaggini and Allyn Cox. The frieze is painted in grisaille, a monochrome of whites and browns that resembles sculpture. It measures 8 feet 4 inches in height and approximately 300 feet in circumference. It starts 58 feet above the floor.