Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia
First Street SE between Independence Ave. and E. Capitol Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20540| Map |
The Library of Congress is another one of Washington D.C.?s must-see attractions for families vacationing in the area. The Library of Congress is the repository of almost every book ever published - over 115 million items, with over 7,000 added every working day! The Library has an astonishing 532 miles of shelves ? which visitors are free to browse. The main reason people go to the Library of Congress is to tour the building and see some of the important papers it has in its collection. With its marble staircases, period d?cor and paintings, the Library is considered one of America? most beautiful public buildings. Making the visit easier to manage, free guided tours are offered to help visitors get oriented. The highlight of the Library is the majestic Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, with its towering 75-foot stained glass ceiling. The Thomas Jefferson Building also contains some of America?s most precious and fragile documents - viewing the actual Declaration of Independence is an unforgettable experience, one that every family should share if they are visiting our nation?s capitol.
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Getting to the Library of Congress is easy: The Orange and Blue lines of the Metro system stop at the nearby Capitol South station, and buses stop near the Library grounds.
Address: First Street SE between Independence Ave. and E. Capitol Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20540| Map
Phone: 202 707 8000
Hours: Check schedule. Times vary. More Info
Price: Free More Info