There are some prized possessions and interesting monuments in the library that are worth checking out on any visit. Here are just a few…
It has been elaborately designed in a Renaissance style and decorated with art by almost 50 American painters and sculptors, such as a Thomas Jefferson and George Washington bust.
It was purchased by the library in 1930 and is one of only three perfect copies on vellum (paper made from animal skin) in the world.
This room is the principal point for gaining access to any of the works in the Library’s general collection.
A highlight of a visit to the Library of Congress will be seeing Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection of 6,400 books that founded the Library of Congress.
The mosaic was created by artist Elihu Vedder and is a symbol of peace and knowledge.