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Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas

Thomas Jefferson: The Man & His Ideas Tour

This one hour docent-led tour of the Library’s Jefferson Building and its exhibitions tells visitors about Thomas Jefferson’s life, his works, and his influence on this institution and the nation. Tour participants will also hear about elements of his personality and philosophy, historians’ differing views of Jefferson, and Jefferson’s legacy.


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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