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Baseball Americana

This tour examines baseball then and now—as it relates to players, teams, and the communities it creates. Highlights include selections from the Library’s extensive collection of early baseball cards, the 1857 “Laws of Base-ball” on view in their first major exhibition, and items on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Public tours are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 am, and Saturdays at 1 pm according to docent availability. Schedule is subject to change. Please confirm tour times on the public calendar of events in advance of your visit, or at the Library’s information desks on the day of your visit. All tours start at the exhibition entrance.


The Thomas Jefferson Building is located on First Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street. Public tours begin at the entrance to the exhibition on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building.


The Library buildings are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided at the Jefferson Building ground floor information desk.

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