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The inside of the Library of Congress is incredible! We stopped in for about an hour before our Capitol tour and it was time well spent. The exhibits in the library were as good as the ones we saw in some of the museums. Once...More
An absolutely magnificant building. Very European artistically, especially the ceilings. The main reading room was spectacular. Plus there is an original copy of the Guttenburg Bible on the 1st floor! Highly recommend.
We attended a free concert of Fretwork, the viola quintet, performing with countertenor, Iestyn Davies...SPECTACULAR and beautiful music. If you live in the D.C. area and don't take advantage of these chances to hear world class musicians for free you're REALLY missing out on one...More
What an amazing building. Take a tour. Look up the times before coming to preplan the times. We learned son much on the tour. The different things the point out in the paintings and the stairwell would be absolutely missed without a tour. The great...More
Only had time to look around the building itself - would have loved to have seen the actual book collection but access is controlled. The docent did mention that the reading room would be open on Monday but we did not have the chance to...More
The architecture alone is beyond anything else in DC, The history of the library is best conveyed by a tour guide, and the exhibits will expand your understanding of why recording the gradual progression of knowledge is essential to the continued growth of our great...More
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We wandered into the Library on a friend's recommendation and were awed. We sat down to watch a video and were then offered a guided tour on the spot. It was well worth it. The building and its contents are amazing. Our... More
We wandered into the Library on a friend's recommendation and were awed. We sat down to watch a video and were then offered a guided tour on the spot. It was well worth it. The building and its contents are amazing. Our visit was in October, when Congress was not in session, so maybe the availability of spontaneous tours was greater. The library is so interesting, you may want to ask your Congressperson to sign you up for a scheduled time to be sure you get the tour. If that doesn't pan out, you can still try once in the building.