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Learn more about the House
of Representatives by taking these virtual tours.
Splendid Hall The Splendid Hall, an exhibit about the Old House Chamber, was located
in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The original exhibit, designed
by Research and Design Associates, was prepared by the Office of the Bicentennial
of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Architect of the Capitol to
commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Take this virtual tour to learn about the original meeting place of the
House of Representatives.
Hall A History
The completion of the present House wing in 1857 allowed the House of Representatives
to move from Splendid Hall into its new and larger chamber. Today, statues
representing each state line the walls and adorn the areas surrounding the
Splendid Hall, now known as Statuary Hall. Take this virtual tour to learn
about the historic evolution of the Old House Chamber.
Statuary Hall An Interactive Tour
Experience panoramic views and discover historical information about Statuary
Hall. This tour will leave you with the feel of an actual visit to the U.S.
Capitol and serve as a unique "Capitol" experience.
courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
The House Chamber
Take a closer look at the different areas of the House Chamber, including
the Speaker's Rostrum, the House Floor, and the Press Gallery, and learn
about the activities that take place in each area.
of the House Chamber
The current House Chamber is home to a number of historically significant
artifacts. Learn about the Bronze Fasces, the Mace, the Coin Silver Inkstand,
and other historical pieces in this special exhibit.
Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
Take a virtual tour of Splendid Hall and discover the architectural treasures and historical artifacts of the Old House Chamber.