Can I visit the Veterans History Project?

Yes. Visitors are welcome at the Veterans History Project (VHP) Information Center, which is located on the ground floor of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Prior to your visit, please email VHP at or call 888-371-5848 to ensure VHP staff members are available.


Address: 10 First Street SE, Room LJ-G26, Washington, DC 20540
Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (ET), Monday through Friday (closed federal holidays)


Please note: Collections are not served to the general public or researchers in the VHP Information Center; they are only served in the American Folklife Center Reading Room. To view collections, you must make an appointment with research staff at least 10 days in advance of your visit. You must also obtain a Reader Identification Card (see below).

VHP does not provide guided tours of the Library of Congress. Tours are available to the public during the hours that the Library of Congress is open.

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We cannot provide service records for veterans (contact the National Archives); advice on veteran benefits (contact the Department of Veterans Affairs).

For general information on military history, contact our general reference librarians.

Additional Ways to Contact Us

Send written correspondence to:

Veterans History Project
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540