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Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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Painting of meeting when Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...

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Twenty-four hours a day – seven days a week – 365 days a year, the more than 2,600 people of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) serve the nation as proud stewards of some of the most iconic buildings and grounds in the world.

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