Today our guests went to The Library of Congress which is located in three buildings and they were pleased with the visit!
The site is accessible by the Capitol South station (orange and blue lines) which is two blocks away from the library. Our DC B&B is only at 15 minutes with the metro system.
The Library of Congress which one of the principal missions of the library is to research inquiries made by members of Congress through the Congressional Research Service was built by Congress in 1800. In the early 19 century almost all the original collection of book had been destroyed because od the War of 1812. After this tragic moment in the Washingtonian history, Thomas Jefferson sold his entire personal collection of book (around 6000 books)!
Traveler tip: It is also open to the public, but only members of Congress, supreme Court justices and other members have the right to check out books… By the way it is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United State and it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books.
American Guest House in Washington DC