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Guided Tours

The Library of Congress offers free guided public tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building year round, Monday through Saturday. View our full public tour schedule. For more public events, check the Event Calendar.

Daily Tours Without Reservations

  • Thomas Jefferson Building Tour

    A one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, highlighting its symbolic art and architecture and the work and history of the Library. Offered daily to pre-reserved groups Monday through Friday.

For Pre-Reserved Groups Only

  • LOC Box Program for Students

    This program is the Library of Congress’ new field trip offering for student groups in grades four through six. Students and their teachers/chaperones work in teams to explore the Library’s historic Thomas Jefferson Building.

  • Music & the Performing Arts at the Library of Congress Tour

    This tour takes a look at the Library’s Music Division—its history, the personalities who shaped its development, and the treasures in its collections.

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas Tour

    This tour gives visitors a glimpse into Thomas Jefferson's life and explores his influence on the Library of Congress and the nation.

  • Exploring the Early Americas Tour

    This tour examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures and Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds.