Featured Trips Types:

  • All Featured Trips
  • Scenic Drives
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Family Road Trips
  • Movie Filming Locations
  • 48 Hour City Guides
  • Classic USA Road Trips
  • National Parks Trips & Tips
  • Weird Guides
  • Interstate Highway Exit Guides
  • Ghost Guides
  • Full Metal History
  • Plan Your Island Escape to Georgia's Golden Isles
Clear All

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays


Look for FastBook for quick links to
your favorite booking sites

Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Fall Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Winter Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Look for the icon to book the best
tours and activities nearby.
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Fall Foliage
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • College Icons
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Holiday Lights
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
  • Spooky Places
Clear All

Vacation Rentals Types:

  • All Vacation Rentals
  • HomeAway
  • Vacation Rentals

We’ve partnered with HomeAway to find you the perfect vacation rental.

Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Featured Trips
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring

0 Layers
523 votes

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20540 USA

Tour & Activity Deals

Library of Congress

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Washington DC
1 day
From $39

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

Washington DC
2 hours
From $52

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

Washington DC
2 hours
From $49
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Wed 8:30a
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
Add to Trip

“oldest federal cultural institution”

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

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. 

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 493 Reviews
  • 395 Helpful
July 12, 2014

When I first visited DC and they took us here I thought, "What? Lame!" I was so wrong. This building has some of the most beautiful details of any building I've ever visited. If you're a book lover or architecture nerd or history buff, you'll really dig this place. What an unexpected surprise!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
David Stacy

  • 133 Reviews
  • 80 Helpful
July 12, 2014

They no longer let you go in the reading room. Which is one of the coolest places in all of Washington DC, and featured in "All The Presidents Men".

On the other hand, the parts you do get to see are interesting enough, and the Jefferson Library is something else and worth the trip in and of itself. Would do it again.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,160 Reviews
  • 609 Helpful
July 13, 2014

You can't bring food, drinks or chew gum in the library. Also, you need to turn off your cell phone before taking a tour. The tour is an hour long and it takes you through the library's history. There's some pretty heavy security as you enter the library, so be prepared for that. You're allowed to take photos except at the Bibles and in the Main Reading Room overlook. As David mentioned in an earlier review, now only researchers are allowed into the Library's Reading Rooms. Also, important to note, the library doesn't offer parking. There's parking meters and 2-hour zoned parking on the streets. The closet lot is at Union Station. There's also a gift shop. Of course.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

  • Expert
  • 575 Reviews
  • 152 Helpful
June 29, 2016

Another great, free site in DC - add it to the list! Some amazing details here, some don't just rush through

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 23 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
March 31, 2016

The building is beautiful. If you love architecture and tile work this is a must see. If you are going to see the reading room you will be disappointed. My 10 year old really wanted to walk through the reading room but it was not allowed. The guards were rude.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Chris Spinney Long

  • Tour Guide
  • 173 Reviews
  • 195 Helpful
September 30, 2014

I was just in awe of the amount of stuff in this building. It's truly one of America's great institutions. The tour is well worth it as it explains pretty much everything you could ever want to know about it's history.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, District of Columbia
20540 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Independent
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Street Parking

Nearby Hotels

Washington, District of Columbia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Washington, District of Columbia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Washington, District of Columbia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Washington, District of Columbia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel