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Washington DC’s Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and keeper of the nation’s most important historical documents. It houses more than 160 million items, including maps, manuscripts, films, and prints. Its more than 30 million books line miles of bookshelves in three different buildings—and many are not on public display.

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

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Depart from the Washington DC Welcome Center and take a 90 minute Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

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Make the most of your time in Washington, D.C., on a private tour of the city’s highlights with a professional guide. Kick off the day at the White House, then visit the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Jefferson Memorial, and more of D.C.’s most iconic monuments and museums. Finish the day with a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.87
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$369.87
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4 Hours Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

4 Hours Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

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Experience the beauty of America's iconic capital city during this moonlit tour of Washington, D.C. by van. Make your way in a private vehicle through historic landmarks and top attractions. Visit Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and more. It's the perfect way to cap off a day of sightseeing with a relaxing tour at dusk.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$328.77
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$328.77
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Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials, monuments, and landmarks. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.96
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Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour
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Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this walking tour of Washington, D.C. Visit the highlights and landmarks of the nation's capital, such as the Supreme Court, the Capitol Building, the Main Reading Room of Library of Congress, and others.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.14
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$73.14
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous monuments and memorials, featuring the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many other landmark locations. A variety of lunch options (own expense) will be made available.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.17
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$46.00
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$46.00

Washington DC 4 Hour Small Group Tour

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Washington DC 4 Hour Small Group Tour

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RSN Tour Bus was founded in 2018 on the premise that making travel plans should be easy and exciting. Based in the Washington.DC area, we specialize in providing each customers with a wide array of travel packages and services. We can help you put a vacation you will never forget. We're committed to service and excellence, and we'll take care of all the details so you can start relaxing long before your next trip. we have live tour guides who know the stories of gorgeous Washington.DC. They have 30 years of experience. Our first 4 hour tour starts at 9AM-1PM $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids 5-15. The second tour is 2PM-6PM.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.99
$79.99
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Monumental Electric Bike Tour

Monumental Electric Bike Tour

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Washington DC’s historic center spans a large area and can be difficult to see on foot. This electric bike tour allows you to cover more ground and cycle past highlights such as the Smithsonian museums, the Capitol Building, the White House, and Tidal Basin. With a motor to assist as you pedal, you’re free to concentrate on the city’s notable sights and listen as your guide points out hidden treasures you might not notice on your own.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.00
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Skip-the-Line National Archives & Capitol Hill Tour - 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-Line National Archives & Capitol Hill Tour - 8ppl Max

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Immerse yourself in United States history with a visit to the National Archives and a walking tour of Capitol Hill. Explore with a small group (max 8 people) and a guide. See the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, and personal letters written by George Washington and John F Kennedy. Then embark on guided tour of Capitol Hill taking you past the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court. This tour goes beyond the tourist sights and offers visitors in depth context and history.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.10
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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

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Take a spooky stroll through Washington DC on this guided walking ghost tour. Visit one of the most haunted buildings in the world—the United States Capitol Building—as well as the Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Hear the stories of feuding ghosts of past lawmakers, haunted souls surrounding the Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, the phantoms of past presidents and the curse that surrounds everything on Capitol Hill. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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Private Guided Tour: DC National Archives Building & Capitol Hill
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Private Guided Tour: DC National Archives Building & Capitol Hill

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Learn about America’s history on a half-day private tour of the National Archives and Capitol Hill. Peruse the Archives and get a closer look at some of the nation’s most important original documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Then stroll through the Capitol Hill area and listen to your guide recount the history of D.C., from a swamp to the capital of the United States of America.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.10
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$143.10
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Stuck at the Airport Washington DC Tour

Stuck at the Airport Washington DC Tour

Are you stuck in the airport on your layover? Then get a private tour of Washington DC! This is perfect if you have 1, or 4 hours of free time between your flights. • We pick you up at either DCA or IAD Airport • Our driver/guide will drive you to Washington D.C. and give you a tour to the main locations of the city • Your Tour Guide will give you the history every step of the way. • After the Tour we drive you back to the airport Tours are in a comfortable mini van which seats up to 5 people. Our tours are family style, so when you are here, you are family!
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Perfect Private DC In A Day Tour with Lunch

Perfect Private DC In A Day Tour with Lunch

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Explore all Washington, D.C. has to offer on a full-day private tour. See where the country’s lawmakers spend a lot of their time at the Capitol Building and stroll by the White House. Then head to the National Mall to spot a number of the country’s most famous monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard a Potomac River cruise before viewing some of the country’s most important documents, like the Constitution, at the National Archives.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$575.00
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90-Minute Walking Tour of the Ghosts of Washington DC

90-Minute Walking Tour of the Ghosts of Washington DC

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The Ghosts of D.C. is Ghost City’s All-Ages Ghost Tour in Washington D.C. This tour aims to deliver The Capital’s history through the city’s hauntings and ghost stories, with an emphasis on the City’s Dark Past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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$24.99
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Lonely Planet Experiences: American Politics & Debate on Capitol Hill Tour
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Lonely Planet Experiences: American Politics & Debate on Capitol Hill Tour

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Get an insider take on DC politics, history, and landmarks on a 2-hour walking tour of the Capitol Hill neighborhood that concludes in a beloved local pub or cafe. You’ll see the US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress while chatting about current American politics and policy along the way. This 2-hour Capitol Hill walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience and offers an up-to-date immersion in America’s historic capital city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Small Group Tour
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Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Small Group Tour

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Take a 2.5-hour tour of one of the most powerful country’s governments as you explore Capitol Hill with a guide. See the main buildings, including the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Go into the main reading room of the Library of Congress, and catch sight of an original Gutenberg Bible. Also, during your tour, see the Statue of Freedom.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.14
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Sprinter Van Tour of Washington DC

Sprinter Van Tour of Washington DC

Looking for private tour of Washington DC? Explore Washington with Five Star Limo Service. This perfectly sanitized Mercedes van tour is for up to 14 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time. We always exceeds visitor's expectations.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$546.85
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Iconic Capitol Hill Architecture Tour
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Iconic Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

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Get an overview of Washington, DC’s architecture, landmarks, and political powerhouses during a small-group walking tour led by a local guide. Learn about the elegant plan that underlies the present-day city as you visit sights from the U.S. Capitol Building to the Supreme Court and Library of Congress.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Private Limo Tour of Wasington DC

Private Limo Tour of Wasington DC

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Looking for private tour of Washington DC? Explore Washington with Five Star Limo Service. This perfectly sanitized Stretch Limo is for up to 10 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time. We always exceeds visitor's expectations.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.00
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Capitol Hill and Eastern Market Guided Walking Tour with Earpiece for Audio

Capitol Hill and Eastern Market Guided Walking Tour with Earpiece for Audio

The Capitol Hill is the summit of American Democracy-literally and figuratively. The Capitol was built on Jenkins Hill, the highest elevation on the National Mall. The U.S. Capitol Building, the majestic symbol of modern democracy is our starting point. After a tour of the Capitol, we will visit the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress with its amazing testimony to “Life Long Learning”. Next stop, the U.S. Supreme Court for a picture stop and contemplation of ‘Equal Justice Under Law.’ Behind these monumental buildings is the lively, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. We will explore the beautiful architecture, parks, and the engaging stories of life ‘on the Hill.’ The tour ends at the historic Eastern Market where old and new come together in a truly Washingtonian vibe. Enjoy the variety of foods and melding of cultures in this colorful historical public market. Lets embrace life and have an unforgettable moment in our Nation's Capitol. ComeSmileWithUs!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Library of Congress can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 51 Library of Congress tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Library of Congress costs USD 24.99. Guided Library of Congress tours start around USD 24.99 per person. See all 51 Library of Congress tickets and tours on Viator.
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