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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, 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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The Library of Congress is beautiful and impressive. Be sure to catch a tour for details of the interior. Make sure you see the reading room and the exhibits on both sides. We... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the foundation tour of the Capitol building and then went through the underground passage to the Library. It was a lovely building and worth a visit if you have time. The main issue with DC is so much to see and generally people just don't have enough time to do everything.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Library of Congress is beautiful and impressive. Be sure to catch a tour for details of the interior. Make sure you see the reading room and the exhibits on both sides. We spent nearly 3 hours including the 1 hour tour. We arrived at 10:15 for the 10:30 tour and there was a large group assembled and of course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love the architectural design on the outside of the building, but that goes for most of the buildings in this area. I never expected the design inside to be so ornate and beautiful was really interesting to look at. They have several side rooms that are themed with very old artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The collections are the best in the world. Staff is greatly helpful, and the main reading room is amongst the most beautiful sights in the WORLD. You just gotta go.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are no words to describe the beauty and exceptional architecture of this massive building. Renaissance period decor ,a plethora of old books and so many newer ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing ! I was just blown away by the décor.. simply beautiful and a def should see. we were not allowed into the reading but I am definitely glad we decided to visit here. It opened at 9 am.Recommend starting your tours early - can get very crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is building is one of the great national treasures, full of history and a wonder of architectural design

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

THe building itself is beautiful. You can take a guided tour, or visit kiosks throughout the second floor for an overview of symbolic decorations throughout the building.

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Accokeek, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many interesting places and items to view. The Great Hall is magnificent! The Jefferson Collection, the Main Reading Room, the Madison Hall and the US Copyright Office were all quite interesting and educational.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library's resources are available for students and those who need access for official business. It was a pleasure to conduct research for one of my university papers there. They have abundant resources and plenty of comfortable workspace. Being located in a historic facility was a plus.

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