Historic rooms and spaces fill all corners of the U.S. Capitol. From the press galleries to the Democratic and Republican cloakrooms, and even Speaker Sam Rayburn’s famous “Board of Education,” learn about the many fascinating areas of the Capitol Campus. These recollections of favorite rooms in the Capitol, offer a glimpse at an institution which has undergone many physical changes while still retaining its basic foundation.
The House Assembles in the Ways and Means Committee Room
Recollections of the 81st Congress (1949-1951) which met in the House Ways and Means Committee Room.
Description of Indiana Congressman Charlie Halleck's office space, "The Clinic."
The Secret Routes of Capitol Pages
Jeffrey Oshins describes the stairwells and tunnels used by Pages to move around the Capitol complex.
"Musical Desks" in the House Radio-TV Gallery
Description of the physical space of the House Radio-TV Gallery before the 1988 renovation.
The Capitol "Playground"
Childhood memories of roaming the Capitol.
The Republican Cloakroom
Reflections on the Republican Cloakroom during the 1960s.