Lots to see. Exhibits and a tour if you choose. You can overlook the reading room even without a tour. Get a readers card if you want to go into the reading room. Has the best art on the ceiling.
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The Madison has it all. The LC has increased its faciliites for the public. There are more displays and areas open to the public. A quick visit to the other building to see the architecture.
Wonderful visit! Amazing architecture! We enjoyed the gift shop as well. Don't miss the viewing area to look down into the library.
Allow a lot of time; staff may not seem helpful and will require ID, specific info you seek, may not want you to view or touch the item
Second visit to the Library of Congress. It's a beautiful building and well worth the time for a visit. You can either take a guided tour or just walk around on your own. Our tour guide this time spent more time on the ceilings than...More
The free 1 hr tour had a lot of focus on explaining the artwork on the walls, ceiling, dome etc. Wish she wouldn't just shortened it and focused on the architecture (as it had stated), and important documents held there. We did not see any...More
If it comes to a choice of touring the library, the capitol or the white house, then please choose this. I'm not an art buff, but the interior of this library is so amazing; the detail of the artwork, the statues and symbolic paintings within....More
What can you see in a library we asked? We were pleasantly surprised at what this had to offer. Would recommend going. Take guided tour - lots of details. See most expensive map in world- 10 million. Area for music, Bob Hope area etc.