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Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
Phone Number: (202) 707-5000
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Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published...

Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day.

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Magnificent interior

Another on a long list of great landmarks to see in our Capital City. Take a city bus tour and you will catch this and other worthwhile monuments.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another on a long list of great landmarks to see in our Capital City. Take a city bus tour and you will catch this and other worthwhile monuments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour of the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the one you see most prominently from the U. S. Capitol building, is very nice. On the tour we were told there is more gold leaf in the Library of Congress than in any other building in Washington. On display are two 16th century Bibles plus several changing exhibits. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the library of congress during our walking tour. I'm not a religious person but found the old bibles, the one that was hand copied and the one that was printed on a press to be fascinating as you were looking at significant texts as they were being transformed by technology of the day. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here on 23.10.15 - it is beautiful - jaw dropping!!! We were here hours!!! Every single detail is gorgeous!! The products in the shop was good too!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. So much to see; and if your are on a working mission, so much to do. The research library is open to the public. Tours are available. Thomas Jefferson's original collection of books is on display. Be sure to go across the street, or through the tunnel, to the Madison Building and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's one of the most beautiful library o have ever seen! We have made a your inside the Capitol then we have taken a tunnel to the library! The both attractions are really worth to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool going to the Library of Congress through the connecting tunnel from the Capitol building. We decided to get our cards, but didn't go into the library proper. Maybe next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This places is next to the Capitol, it is quiet and take no time to enjoy the construction, take a look to some of the halls and reading areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My visit wasn't long enough and I can't wait to go back. With its amazing architecture and interesting symbols, it would be easy to spend hours just looking at the sculptures, ceilings, and floors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a stop in to see all the beautiful features. You can walk through a tunnel from the Capitol Visitor's Center.

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