Library of Congress

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Location: First Street and Independence Avenue, SE

Closest Metro Station: Union Station (red line), Capitol South (orange and blue lines)

Description: See George Washington's letters, Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, and the earliest motion picture print. This historical tour of the largest library in the world starts at the information desk in the Thomas Jefferson building. It lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.

Hours: The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. Each building has its own hours of operation and schedule for exhibits.

Congressional Tours: Congressional tours of the Library of Congress are offered Monday through Friday at 8:30am, 1:45pm, or 3:45pm. To request a Congressional tour of the Library of Congress, please list this site and any date or time preference in your Tour Request Form.

Public tours: Public tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. No reservation is required to attend a public tour. Report to the Information Desk in the Jefferson Building Visitors Center. Please visit the LOC website for more information.