People, stories, objects, and documents bring to life the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. Exhibitions and publications provide insight into the evolution and culture of “the People’s House” as well as place the information in historical context. Learn more about minority representation in the House, the Congressional Baseball Game, and the famous paintings of Albert Bierstadt, as well as many other interesting stories of the House of Representatives.
The creation of offices for Members of Congress forever changed how the House worked. Learn about the oldest congressional office building, completed in 1908.
Since 1858, the Members’ Dining Room has provided “wholesome refreshments” to Members and their guests. Find out more about its people, art and history.
Where was Representative John F. Kennedy’s office? Many of America’s most notable politicians have served in the House. Find out where they worked.
Learn more about the House’s splendid former chamber, and how it became the home to statues from every state in country.
Learn more about the House Restaurant’s famous Bean Soup. Decreed by Speaker Joe Cannon, the soup is served every day.
View an array of fascinating images of the House of Representatives from the House Photography Collection.
What began as a casual game among colleagues in 1909 has evolved into one of Congress’s most anticipated annual pastimes. Each summer, Representatives and Senators don baseball uniforms, organize teams along party lines, and play ball for charity.