Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue South East, Washington 20540 Driving directions
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Mon-Sat 8.30am-4.30pm - guided tour every hr Mon-Fri 10.30am-3.30pm; Sat 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm


A renowned Beaux-Arts landmark, the original Library of Congress is reputedly Washington's most richly ornamented building. The largest library in existence, it retains in its varied and ever-growing collections more than 20 million books, as well as myriad historical and artistic treasures


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