Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern end of the National Mall, culminating in a guided tour of the interior of Library of Congress.
Please Note: Due to Covid health and safety measures at the Library of Congress, all participants must wear a mask while taking part in the tour of the Library of Congress.
Imagine you had access to the world’s largest library. Imagine what treasures lie in archives of tens of millions of books, manuscripts, audio recordings, films, sheet music and recordings, and maps dating back to the time of the Aztecs. But you don’t have to imagine-it’s all right here in DC at the Library of Congress!
Started from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection of books accumulated over his lifetime on philosophy, science, and literature, the Library of Congress has long been go-to resource for the most powerful lawmakers in America, and its doors are open to you. The library houses 162 million items, including the largest rare book collection in North America. But it is more than just a library! The Library of Congress is also a concert venue with recorded sound collections spanning jazz, American theater, folk, ethnic, and pop.
The library has commissioned hundreds of original musical works, including the Aaron Copland’s masterpiece “Appalachian Spring.”
Our walking tour begins with the exterior architecture of the Union Station, Supreme Court, and culminates in an interior tour of the Library of Congress. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the mysteries hidden in America’s premier house of knowledge!
Please reserve your tickets early, as capacity is limited.
Meet INSIDE the Union station in the Main Hall at the entrance to the East Hall at the designated time. We will leave Union Station 5 minutes (sharp!) afterwards. The entrance to the East Hall where we meet is marked with a red star on the map posted at the end of the ICDC Web site event description.
We will arrive at the Library of Congress together as a group after the walking tour from the Union Station. Please note that food, liquids, knives, lighters, and large bags are not allowed at the Library of Congress. Please note that the tour will start promptly on time and it is your responsibility to arrive at the designated meeting location by the designated time. We are unable to offer refunds if you arrive late and miss the group or you arrive at a location other than the meeting location designated.
For a map of the meeting location, please refer to the event description posted for the event on https://www.internationalclubdc.com/