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By Car

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Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540

Parking Options

  • Limited two-hour zone and metered parking on streets
  • Public parking lots (closest is located at Union Station)

From Area Airports

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 4.4 miles, closest to the Library

  • Shuttle service or taxi
  • Subway (Metro) – blue line

Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 31.2 miles

  • Shuttle service or taxi

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 32.4 miles

By Bus

Tour Bus Access to Capitol Grounds

Security measures have been implemented as part of continued efforts by the U.S. Capitol Police to enhance security within the Capitol complex. These measures restrict commercial bus access to U.S. Capitol grounds. Tours are not currently available at Capitol Hill locations, including the Library of Congress.

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