Touring the Capital building.
We started out today by visiting the National Archives. This is where the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights are on display. No way Nicolas Cage could steal the Declaration. They do not allow ANY picture taking at all. So sorry but I have none to post from there.
Then on the the Capitol Building for our tour.
The Crypt under the Rotunda was completed in 1827 and was originally intended to be the burial place of George Washington.
The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is 96 feet in diameter and 180 feet in height in the center of the Capitol was completed in 1824.
It is the room used to honor those by ‘Lying in State’. Lincoln was the first President given this honor.
The original House of Representatives chamber, now called Statuary Hall, was used from 1807 to 1857. The statue with the clock was original to the room. Still works and would have been used by Abraham Lincoln to check the time during his time as a representative.
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