The United States Capitol
Building is the nation's most familiar landmark.
Begun in 1793, it is the seat of the legislative branch of the national government
which houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of
Representatives. It is among the most architecturally impressive
and symbolically important buildings in the world and stands as a
monument to the American people and their government. It is located
on Capitol Hill on the eastern terminus of the
For more detailed information about the Capitol and its history visit
one of the sites listed below.
Open: Daily 9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. except Christmas, Thanksgiving and January 1.