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Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
Phone Number: (202) 707-5000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it...
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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This place was magnificent! It didn't look so much like a library, too beautiful and ornate. Take the books out and it could be a concert hall. The library has a really cool gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was magnificent! It didn't look so much like a library, too beautiful and ornate. Take the books out and it could be a concert hall. The library has a really cool gift shop and a place on the lower level for children to read.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We've done several self-guided sight-seeing tours of DC and had never stopped at the Library of Congress -- but SO glad we did this time. The Civil Rights exhibit is a must-see, as is Thomas Jefferson's book collection. We have been to Monticello and this connected a lot of dots. Well worth at least a half-day visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this one was a surprise. it is beautiful inside. Well worth the stop to see the beauty of this place, especially if you're already touring the Capitol

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Washington DC offers way too much to even a casual tourist. We had two kids with us and it does get pretty hot in DC even by Texas standards. And after the first day or two, body doesn't enough rest during the night to take gruesome walks through these places of interest. Library of Congress is a must-see even for... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sure wish we had known that you could go into this place and spend time exploring. We found out too late and only was able to spend a few minutes here. Awe-inspiring!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The inside of the building is beautiful- you cannot get into the section that is considered "the main reading room"- you can see it from a sectioned off area glassed in area above it........

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful paintings and frescoes inside. I thought it was too ornate when I went to visit in 2009; my sister stated that this was probably the norm back then. The tour is free and focuses on the frescoes. There is a tunnel that the senators, congressman and their aides take that leads to the Capitol Building. The tour is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What can describe this temple to the learning that comes from information than "awesome"? The way the library was built, it was clear that those in charge knew that the US would soon evolve into a knowledge superpower. Despite its relative youth,the US burnishes its post-Mayflower heritage and ensures the same same sense of pride in its three centuries of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After touring the State Capitol, we toured the Jefferson Library of Congress. I am glad I did! What a spectator sight to behold. The interior has designs with symbolic meaning. The pictures, the carvings, the designs and the writing so breath taking. The colors they used. I was most amazed with the collection of Thomas Jefferson's library. Can't tell you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am book worm and to see the ultimate of libraries is amazing - the artwork and imagery was awesome - I could have spent the entire day there - I just might go back

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Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
Phone Number: (202) 707-5000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
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Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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