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The building itself is a work of art worth a visit. However, add in a look into the library itself, the Jefferson Library exhibit, and the rotating exhibits and this is a must see stop in Washington. It tends to be less crowded than some...More
We had the privilege of joining Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow in the Members' Room to celebrate her re-election. Also, we were treated to a session with an archivist who showed us drafts of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson and also his personal carefully...More
Apparently the library is considered essential because it remained open when most other Federal buildings and institutions were on furlough.
We went to the Jefferson building. We went to the 2nd floor exhibition hall and went to the overlook for the gorgeous beaux arts reading...More
In the government shutdown we thought we had no chance of seeing this spectacular place. So glad to find it open
Truly wonderful. It’s an exquisite building, housing of course the worlds finest collection of books, manuscripts and music
The Jefferson Building is breathtaking. The mosaic ceiling, the gold and aluminum foils are beautiful. The exhibit on baseball during the Christmas holidays was really interesting; especially watching people recall where they were when certain games were played. And, the incredible reverence we all had...More
While we enjoyed the tour, it was a little underwhelming. While it had great architecture and some good displays, much of the building was off limits. When you think of a library, you think of books, only saw one room from a distance.
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I agree, 90 minutes to 2 hours is a good time frame to put aside, that would give you enough time to either tour on your own or take a guided tour, plus have time to look around on your own if you do decide to do the tour... More
I agree, 90 minutes to 2 hours is a good time frame to put aside, that would give you enough time to either tour on your own or take a guided tour, plus have time to look around on your own if you do decide to do the tour option and also take a few minutes to check out the gift shop as well.