"Hall of Statues" Capitol Building Tip by WheninRome

Capitol Building, Washington D.C.: 169 reviews and 429 photos

  Hall of Statues
by WheninRome

Inside the U.S. Capitol is the Hall of Statues. Statues from each state are scattered around the first (public) floor. It is fun to look at the different statues and see who the different states selected to be their statue representative.

As an Ohio resident, I am looking forward to having our statue changed, which discussions are currently occurring in regard to. Our statue is of an early Ohio Congressman who fought civil rights.

The statue in the picture was from a Western state, maybe Nevada. I liked it.

Ex-Mainer had this to say about the statue in my picture, "Your photo shows Father Damien, a Belgian priest who ministered to leprosy victims in Hawaii, eventually contracting the disease himself. He wasn't actually round and fat. His statue co-represents Hawaii in Statuary Hall."

Thanks Ex-Mainer; that is fascinating.

Address: East Capitol Street and 1st Street NW
Directions: Metro: Capitol South, Union Station
Phone: (202) 225-6827
Website: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

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  • Updated May 26, 2007
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