National Park Service

The Great American Landmarks Adventure
U.S. Capitol
We wrote a Constitution and created a legislature.

Step into our time machine!

U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.

In 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone for the most important government building in the United States. Over a period of more than 60 years five different architects took part in the design you see today. The Capitol has housed our national legislature since 1800. The inauguration of each new President takes place here every four years.

Travel through time to the...Octagon House



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