The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
Decking the Great Hall of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building each December, the tree can be visited from the First Street SE entrance between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (the Jefferson Building is closed Sundays and on Christmas). We suggest you also read up on our guide to visiting the…
If you can - book a short tour. Truly outstanding building that features Jefferson’s library and spectacular decorations
Comprising three buildings and housing more than 164 million books, manuscripts, sound recordings, pieces of sheet music, maps and photographs, the Library of Congress holds the title of "largest library in the world." The most notable building in the trio is the Thomas Jefferson Building, which was…
There’s more to see than just books at the world’s largest library. The Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building, built between 1890 and 1897, is home to more than 50 commissioned paintings, murals and sculptures created by American artists.
One of the most underrated and also the most beautiful buildings in DC. Exhibits include a replica of Jefferson's Library at Monticello. Architecture and art on ceilings is inspiring.
they have tours but its also just a beautiful building to walk around insider (the original building -- not the new one)
Step in real quick to see the stunning interior architecture of the largest library in the world.
An under-appreciated neighborhood gem, the Thomas Jefferson building is beautiful inside and out. Home to Jefferson's library, cool reading rooms and all sorts of history.
“You will have a great view of the Supreme Court on your morning stroll to the Capitol!”
“A tour of the capitol is always great. Walk the halls and see the history of this great and powerful legislative body.”
“Local market sets up on Saturdays and Sundays. Has everything from fresh farmed foods to craft goods. The market is open. Daily for food. Pro tip: blue berry pancakes inside the market on Saturdays. ”
“A trip to the National Gallery of Art is one of the top things to do in Washington, DC. Not only will you be stunned by the scale and scope of its exhibitions, but you’ll also be moved by the immerse amount of meaning that the gallery holds for the United States of America. ”
“National park mostly visited by locals. You'll see people picnicking with family and friends, people jogging, people walking their dogs. A nice spot to just relax and read a book.”