Library of Congress Jefferson Building Reopens to Visitors

Starting July 15, 2021, the Library of Congress Jefferson Building will reopen to visitors with free limited times and ticketed entry on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

From the Neptune Fountain to the Flame of Knowledge, there is much more here than just books — although this world’s largest library has those, too!

When it opened in 1897, the Jefferson Building of the LOC was considered the most beautiful, educational, and interesting building in Washington… and to many it still is, with over 170 million items, impressive exhibits, and stunning Beaux-Arts architecture.

Don’t miss the Great Hall, the Gutenberg Bible, or the overlook into the Main Reading Room.

Also — the Library of Congress’ 4th annual “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film fest is also returning with Thursday night movies this summer.

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