United States Capitol Building (The Capitol)

The United States Capitol BuildingCapitol Hill
Washington, DC

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 National Mall,  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 for Christmas, Thanksgiving and January 1. Admission: Free  Metro: Capitol South   

Related Links:   Capitol Visitor Center   The Architect Of The Capitol Homepage