Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library of Congress offers guided tours, exhibitions, concerts, lecutres, and other events. The Library of congress also has reading rooms, dining, and shopping.



Hours of Operation:

Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20540

Phone: (202) 707-5000

Admission: Free

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How to get there

The best way to get to the Library of Congress is through public transportation. The library is closest to the Capitol South metro station (Blue/Orange/Silver Line—a two block walk) and the Union Metro Station (Red Line—a half-mile walk).

Parking is limited to two-hour zoned parking spots in surrounding neighborhoods. The nearest parking garage is at the Union Station.

Need more options? Find more ways to get around on our transportation page.