How Many Steps Does the Capitol Building In Washington, D.C. Have?

The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps, one representing every day of the year.

If you’re patient, you can count as you climb to find the step that represents your birthday.

Unless, of course, you were born on February 29, sorry.

The word “Capitol” comes from Latin, meaning city on a hill and is associated with the Roman temple to Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Capitoline Hill.

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