Until you can visit us in person, take this virtual tour featuring some of our favorite aspects of the U.S. Capitol. Tour stops include:
U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER 0:47
EMANCIPATION HALL 1:01
STATUE OF FREEDOM 1:17
U.S. CAPITOL CRYPT 1:53
U.S. CAPITOL ROTUNDA 3:18
NATIONAL STATUARY HALL 5:19
EMANCIPATION HALL 7:41
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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is rooted in a tradition of unique craftsmanship and ingenuity. Tracing its beginnings to the laying of the #USCapitol cornerstone in 1793, the AOC is responsible for the operations and care of more than 18.4 million square feet of facilities, 570 acres of grounds and thousands of works of art. The Capitol campus is home to 30,000 daily occupants and hosts more than 3 million visitors annually.
Today, there are more than 2,000 AOC employees serving around the clock in diverse roles to maintain and preserve the buildings and grounds. Iconic landmarks under our care include the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Grounds, Capitol Visitor Center, House office buildings, Library of Congress, Senate office buildings, Supreme Court buildings and U.S. Botanic Garden.
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