Library of Congress

Visit the Library of Congress and experience the world’s largest collection of culture and creativity like never before. The Thomas Jefferson Building features exhibitions and installations that bring the Library’s unparalleled collections to life. The Library offers a variety of guided tours for students in fourth grade and above. Reserve the introductory tour to learn about the Thomas Jefferson Building and the history of the Library. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540. District of Columbia. Tel: 202-707-5000. Website: www.loc.gov. Hrs: Mon.- Sat. 8:30AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue