Library Of CongressCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20540, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2027075000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Library, Landmark, Family And Kids
Library Of Congress - Review
The Library of Congress is a building that hosts an amazing collection of at least 22,765,967 books as well as many other documents and important artefacts.
The interiors of the building are simply breathtakingly pretty. The lovely wooden desks make the old-worldly charm of the building even more vibrant than usual. They also often have exhibitions related to a wide variety of topics related to the resources of the library. Besides this, several literary events take place at the library very often. If you are looking for a cultural landmark, this will be the ideal addition to your itinerary.
Library Of Congress Information
- The place is not open for visitors on Sundays.
- Under the authority of current Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, the library set out on a system to make its unique gatherings all the more broadly accessible to general society on the Internet.
- The Library can be completely explored through the free guided tours that take place periodically during the day.
- The public can enter the building through the first street entrance.
How To reach Library Of Congress by Public Transport
- Independence Ave SE
Restaurants Near Library Of Congress
- Le Bon Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Library Of Congress
54.61% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Library Of Congress in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
74.34% of people start their Library Of Congress visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Library Of Congress
91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Library Of Congress
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Library Of Congress, Washington D. C. Reviews
That's so beautiful building to visit. It is an amazing place to see, especially because the building is really amazing. So many details you can see on the wall and selling. Also there are some exhibition about maps and culture. You can also see the very first impressed bible. It is supposed to be a fast tour.
Stunning. Grand. Amazing!! The building is marvelous! Colors and architectural details are everywhere, it's overwhelming. When I visited, there was an awesome exhibit on sketches drawn by court reporters from noteworthy trials and cases. A must see. Go immediately!!!
Lovely building on Capitol Hill. The entrance is free and you can enjoy the grand architecture inside and outside. Don't miss out in the impressive fountain just under the entrance stairs by the main road. On The ground floor you'll find one of the first bibles printed in Latin. Also the secretaries office. Take the stairs and go to level 2 to see the library hall from the balcony.
This is a must see in Washington DC. We waited for the free tour hoping it would take us into the reading room. It doesn’t go anywhere that you can’t explore on your own and unless you have specific questions I would skip this tour. They only send about 15-20 people with each guide but there is no easy way to tell who was assigned so it would be easy to just tag along with a guide group. I would recommend getting your library card so you can go into the reading rooms. You have to go to a lower floor (just ask, everyone was super helpful) and provide photo id. Large bags are not allowed so plan to check them at coat check or leave them with a member of your group and take turns looking around. Your library card is valid for 2 years so you can look at their online books too.
You can not enter with food or solids or liquids. The space is amazing, there are some tours that include it and it is worth it. Admission is free and is usually not crowded. It is well located. If you are going to visit Washington, I really recommend it.