Architect of the Capitol

N E W S  &  E V E N T S
2009 Capitol Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 7, on the West Front lawn of the Capitol beginning at 5 p.m.

AOC Announces New Chief Operating Officer
Architect of the Capitol Repaints Capitol Dome
The AOC is working to preserve and protect the exterior of the Capitol Dome by applying a protective coating to the iconic structure.

Foundations and Perspectives

Plan your trip to the Capitol

Planning Your Trip
Get information on where to go, public tours, maps and more as you plan your trip to the Capitol this Spring.

History and Art

The Apotheosis of Washington
Learn more about this breathtaking fresco painted 180 feet above the Rotunda floor in the U.S. Capitol.

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