The Capitol Neighborhood and the Library of Congress Walking Tour
Let's meet at Union Station, built as Washington's ceremonial gateway. The man who first organized the March on Washington, when Martin Luther King was 11, will welcome us. We will explore Washington, DC's most authentic neighborhood for a few blocks. It is urban planning a century ahead of its time. The neighborhood once housed everyone from Lincoln to confederate spies in the Old Capitol Prison. We will see the bar the Senate spared, and the only State Embassy in Washington. The largest collection of Shakespeare's folios in the world (including England) is found at the Folger Shakespeare Library. We will see the Supreme Court and the East Front of the Capitol as we approach the world's largest library. The Jefferson building houses its namesake's library, the seed of the national library in the world. And one of the most beautiful in Washington. Built in the exuberance of post Civil War America, it features everything from carved Italian marble to the latest high-tech: electric lights. As this time, visitors must request tickets at https://loc.usedirect.com/LOC/, for a timed entry. It should take 60-90 minutes to reach the library from the start of your tour.
Expected Tour Length: 1 hour 40 mins
Number of Stops: 5
- • Private tour, completely controlled by you!
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- • Pause or skip any stop on the tour.
- • Unlimited free time, stay as long as you want
- • Free access to secret info per stop
Certified Master Guide Tony Spadafora takes you off the beaten path to discover gems hidden among the sites Washington. DC. As a teacher, scout leader, and businessman, he has been making DC Memorable since 1983.