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Guided Tours

The Library of Congress offers free guided public tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building year round, Monday through Saturday. View our full public tour schedule. For more public events, check the Event Calendar.

Daily Tours Without Reservations

  • Thomas Jefferson Building Tour

    A one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, highlighting its symbolic art and architecture and the work and history of the Library. Offered daily to pre-reserved groups Monday through Friday.

  • Baseball Americana

    Learn about the history behind one of America’s favorite sports in this exhibition highlight tour.

  • Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

    This tour explores the changing nature of the suffrage movement over its 70-year history, from conventions to a state-by-state strategy to confrontational tactics and a federal amendment.

  • Exploring the Early Americas Tour

    This tour examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures and Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds.

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