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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 U.S. Capitol in November 2023, on a sunny day. The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

  3. Discover the best things to do in Washington, DC, from events happening right now to annual festivals and more. 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.

  4. Visiting Capitol Hill. The U.S. Capitol Complex is the home of the Legislative Branch of the United States federal government, and seat of the United States Congress. It is commonly referred to as Capitol Hill and houses all U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress, and the symbol of democracy, the ...

  5. As the focal point of the government's Legislative Branch, the U.S. Capitol is the centerpiece of the Capitol Campus, which includes the principal Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings constructed on Capitol Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  6. Aug 2, 2019 · Capitol Hill is the largest historic district in Washington DC and is much larger than most people realize. The neighborhood is bounded by the Capitol on the west, F Street NE on the north, 13th and 14th Streets on the east, and the Southeast Freeway on the south. The Capitol Hill neighborhood is located in the heart of the nation's capital to ...

  7. Construction of the U.S. Capitol began in 1793 and has been "completed" several times. The original building was finished in 1826. The most recent, and largest ever, addition to the Capitol, the Capitol Visitor Center, was completed in 2008.

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