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  • Jay
    Phoenix, AZ152 contributions
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    The Library of Congress offers a close look at some historical and rare books. You are able to get a free Library of Congress library card if you wait in line and have photo ID. It's a cool walk around, but honestly you don't need to spend a lot of time here. I would rate this a high 4, I just think that it can be a bit difficult to navigate. I'm not sure I would visit again, but I did enjoy it.
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • PurpleAnkh
    Fort Washington, MD269 contributions
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    I went to see a specific exhibit highlighting crafts and sewing. I got to visit the various state rooms and learn cool history facts. I love old buildings and furnishings so getting to see rooms sponsored by different states and what the room looked like at specific times in history was very interesting. Also enjoyed visiting the library but mainly because the architecture of the building was interesting to me. Staff were very nice and helpful when asked.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • hoferge
    Denver, CO19 contributions
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    Visited in Jan 2020. It sounds like a large portion of the museum are being renovated so only one main room was open to tour. Still, it was interesting to learn about how it was built and see a select number of very old Shakespeare items.

    More than the building and Foundation, I attended mainly to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor,”’which was produced with great comedy and and setting in the 1970s. A very memorable night. It is playing through Feb 2020.

    Easy to walk to from the subway.
    Written January 24, 2020
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  • kcslatts
    Malibu, CA325 contributions
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    A very interesting place. Stopped here because we had wanted to see an original "Federalist Papers" they have on display, very cool. This coupled well with our visit to the National Archives were we saw the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Great day of History. Here is a quick bit of info off their website as to what they are about. Love the DC history!

    The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America's founders—the Center will seek to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the Constitution to its central place in the political life of  the nation.
    Written June 29, 2017
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