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Library of Congress, Washington DC

Originally founded by the third President of the USA Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress has the largest collection of books in the world.

Originally founded by the third President of the USA Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress has the largest collection of books in the world. It is housed in 3 buildings on Capitol Hill – Thomas Jefferson Building (which has the Main Reading Room and Great Hall), John Adams Building, and James Madison Memorial Building, along with the Packard Campus in Virginia. Also known as the Jefferson Library, it has over a whopping 38.6 million books and printed materials including incunabula, manuscripts, maps, monographs and serials, music, newspapers, and technical reports. Highlights include a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, a Gutenberg Bible from the Black Forest region, the Betts Stradivarius, the first known book printed in North America – 'The Bay Psalm Book from 1640, cuneiform tablet from 2040 BC, and one of the oldest examples of printing in the world – passages from a Buddhist sutra printed in 770 AD.


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About Library of Congress

 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

 +1 202-707-5000

 loc.gov

Library of Congress and Nearby Sights on Map

Supreme Court

The awe-inspiring Neoclassical Supreme Court Building is the seat of the hallowed institution of the Supreme Court of the United States and the nerve center of the Judicial Branch of government

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a historic neighborhood in Washington DC that gets its name from the iconic congressional building that overlooks it

United States Capitol

Nestled on a plateau in Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Capitol is a power centre, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate

U.S. Botanic Garden

The national conservatory is one of the least visited attractions around the Mall, and that is one of the best reasons to visit

Peace Monument

A monument in memorial of U

James Garfield Monument

In tribute to the tragically slain president, the statue's base is surrounded by three statues of a student, a warrior, and a statesman, representing his distinguished academic, military, and political careers, which preceded his short tenure as the nation's leader

Ulysses S Grant Memorial

Grant's monument occupies the single most prominent location on the Capitol Grounds, directly over the reflecting pool

Robert Taft Memorial

Grandson of the 27th president William Howard Taft, Senator Robert Taft's had a distinguished career of his own in the United States Senate

National Museum of the American Indian

The newest of the Smithsonian museums displays the cultural traditions of the Native peoples of North, Central, and South America

National Postal Museum

The Smithsonian's own philatelist Shangri-La has one of the world's largest collections of rare stamps, as well as exhibitions of how mail has been delivered throughout history, and other ways that the mail shapes culture