Houdon Statue of George Washington
Robert E. Lee in the Old Delegates Hall
The Old Senate Chamber
For the first 50 years of its existence this room was a courtroom. The senators met in a small room on another floor. In the early 1840’s it was converted to use by the Senate and in 1861 it became the Hall of Congress for the Confederacy and served that roll until 1865. It was in this room that the body of well-loved Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson lay in state and also that of former president John Tyler. There are several monumental paintings in the room that are also worth a look.