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21 Really Cool Facts About The U.S. Capitol You Probably Didn't Know

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10. There is a private, locked chapel that is for the exclusive use of members.

According to the architect of the Capitol: "Its only purpose is to provide a quiet place to which individual senators and representatives may withdraw a while to seek divine strength and guidance, both in public affairs and in their own personal concerns."

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5. The Capitol has its own crypt. It is called that because Washington's body was SUPPOSED to be entombed here. They even had holes dug for a viewing chamber where you could walk by and see him! But Washington's wishes were to be buried at Mt. Vernon.

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