The United States Capitol is the seat of the United States Congress. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District's four quadrants.

The original building was completed in 1800 and was subsequently expanded, particularly with the addition of the massive dome. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. Both its east and west elevations are formally referred to as fronts, though only the east front was intended for the reception of visitors and dignitaries.

In 2014, scaffolding was erected around the dome for a restoration project scheduled to be completed by early 2017.

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Founded: 1793-1800
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United States

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S G (7 months ago)
5 mins walking from Union Station. Easily accessible. Free of cost to see and visit it. It also serves as a starting point and if you walk straight from it, you'll encounter The Monument, Lincoln Memorial Park, along with many Museums in between.
Ganindu Madhawa (7 months ago)
A place where one can probe into the political history of USA. It is an iconic place and you need to reserve tickets beforehand visiting the place. You will be provided with a guide who give descriptive analysis of the architecture of the place and historical events. ?
Dr.Debasree Biswas (8 months ago)
Well there was no tour. It was closed. But the giant christmas tree in the Capitol grounds was splendid. Especially when the lights came on in the evening. We hung around on the ground to check the lights out.
Sambit Supriya Dash (13 months ago)
Good place to roam around, the architecture is so beautiful. The colour which strikes our eyes, blue, white and green wherever we see! (October, 2019) I love this place and the weather was so goooood too.
Lilo Moon (14 months ago)
Amazing building wonderful views nice place for my photos ??
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