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  1. History of Capitol Hill. The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins' Hill, now often referred to as "Capitol Hill," in 1793. Since then many additional buildings have been constructed around this site to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. In accordance with the "Residence Act" passed by Congress in 1790, President Washington in 1791 selected ...

  2. The Capitol Visitor Center welcomes visitors from across the United States and around the world. All tours, programs and activities are free of charge. Visitors enter the Capitol Visitor Center, which is located underground on the east side of the Capitol.

  3. From halls of power to food halls, historic Capitol Hill is forever hopping with activities and events. It’s the center of the U.S. government, the center of the city and a central hub for locals and visitors alike.

  4. Today, the U.S. Capitol covers a ground area of 175,170 square feet, or about 4 acres, and has a floor area of approximately 16-1/2 acres. Its length, from north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; its greatest width, including approaches, is 350 feet. Its height above the base line on the east front to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet.

  5. Capitol Hill is a historic Washington, DC neighborhood with landmarks like the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, as well as 19th-century homes and a vibrant dining scene.

  6. Nov 29, 2023 · The Capitol is situated on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial lie to the west, and the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress are to the east. The Supreme Court held sessions in the Capitol until its own building was completed in 1935.

  7. Washington, D.C. - Capitol Hill, Politics, Monuments: The Capitol Hill neighbourhood, in Southeast D.C., is the oldest residential community in the original city of Washington. In 1805 several boarding houses and taverns were erected near the Capitol to cater to members of Congress. Low-rise row houses, interspersed with shops and businesses, quickly filled nearby lots and replaced old farms.

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