Hours and Closings

Building & Exhibitions
Monday–Saturday:
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: noon – 5:00pm

Extended Friday hours: open until 8:00pm

Reading Room
Monday–Friday:
8:45am – 4:45pm
Saturday: 9:00am – noon
and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Reading Room and Folger offices are closed on Federal holidays.

The Folger's building and exhibitions are open to the public every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00am through 5:00pm and Sundays from noon to 5:00pm; the building, including the exhibition, also opens one hour before ticketed performances and programs. 

The Folger strives to keep the Great Hall and Reading Rooms open at their regularly scheduled and posted hours, but sometimes we need to close for exhibit installations, private events, and (for the Reading Rooms) federal holidays. We do our best to list our closings in advance so that visitors and readers can anticipate their plans. Below are the dates and times that the Great Hall will be closed over the next few months and that the Reading Rooms will be closed for the year.

Great Hall closings | Reading Room closings
 

Great Hall closings

 

Early closings (12pm)
  • Monday, April 3, 2017

Early closings (4pm)

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Reading Room closings

All-day closings

  • Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Monday, December 25, 2017

Early closings

  • Monday, April 3, 2017, 12pm (noon)

Building & Exhibitions
Monday–Saturday:
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: noon – 5:00pm

Extended Friday hours: open until 8:00pm

Reading Room
Monday–Friday:
8:45am – 4:45pm
Saturday: 9:00am – noon
and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Reading Room and Folger offices are closed on Federal holidays.