Best kept secret in DC, rivals anything you would see in Europe.
An art gallery, museum, history, books, and authors all rolled into one place - actually 3 buildings. While there, be sure to sign up and obtain your very own library card. It's free - it's a public library!
The rounded archways, the marble, the columns from old, are absolutely beautiful! Bring a camera with a video, for it is hard to capture all the beauty that houses the collection of books of Thomas Jefferson that you can walk through and dream about his life of life-long learning. The XMas tree on the first floor is beautiful! There is... More
While I would recommend taking the free hour-long tour, it focuses on the main Library of Congress building, the Thomas Jefferson Building. While this building really is something to observe and learn about, I had wished to view more of the unique Library of Congress holdings, on top of just a Gutenberg bible. A very professional tour nonetheless. Identify yourself... More
See this if you don't have very small chidren with you--it is absolutely gorgeous inside (the main library building) and has very interesting exhibits--a re-creation of Jefferson's library is one.
Can walk from Capitol to this and building is absolutely beautiful. Fascinating place, don't miss.
So the library of Congress has the complete library of Thomas Jefferson and they have reproduced the library itself and that is just one of the many treasures housed in this great building
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