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Music & Performing Arts

This one hour, docent-led tour focuses on music and performing arts at the Library of Congress. This tour will give a glimpse into the history of the Music Division while bringing to life the personalities who shaped it. The tour will focus on some of the Music Division’s treasures, including the Stradivarius Violins, The Coolidge Auditorium, and the Whittall Pavilion.


The Thomas Jefferson Building is located on First Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street. Check in 15 minutes before the tour at the Ground Floor Information Desk.


The Library buildings are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided at the Jefferson Building ground floor information desk.

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