The Library of Congress offers many exciting activities on site and online! Entrance to the Thomas Jefferson Building is free and open to the public. You may participate in a guided tour or a gallery talk, or take a self-guided tour of the building and the exhibitions.
Take a free one-hour walking tour of this historic building and learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Hear about the history and work of the Library of Congress.
Learn about the history behind one of America’s favorite sports in this exhibition highlight tour.
Explore the stories of American experiences in World War I in this exhibition tour.
Take a glimpse into Thomas Jefferson's life and explore his influence on the Library and the nation.
Take a look at the Music Division’s history, the personalities who shaped it, and the treasures it holds.
Groups larger than 10 who wish to participate in a guided tour must reserve in advance.
Locations & Maps
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-8000 or [email protected]
To best serve more than 1.7 million visitors each year, we rely on more than 300 volunteers to greet and assist visitors, guide researchers, and give tours.
The Library buildings are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided at the Jefferson Building ground floor information desk.