Library of Congress Tour

Quick Details

Hour Glass 2 hours

Calendar Saturdays at 9:30 am.

Map Marker  Group will meet at the corner of First Street SE and Independence Avenue SE

Tour the Iconic Library of Congress

From the ground floor, we head up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, Minerva Mosaic, Great Reading Room, and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Learn about the early history of the Library of Congress and how the library is maintained by Congress. Next, visit the second floor to get a glimpse of rare Gutenberg and Mainz bibles at the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists.

From the second floor, head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery, and Library Shop. View some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin room where you can view George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. The final stop is at the Library Gift Shop, where you can find gifts for every person on your list.

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.