Exhibition Hours:
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Closed federal holidays.

Admission is free.

Monday - Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free.

Acoustiguide Audio Tour:
Free ar the visitor's desk.

Children's Guides take young museumgoers on a scavenger hunt of the current exhibition and Shakespeare Gallery. Free at the visitor's desk.

Groups, call (202) 675-0395 to arrange.

Visiting the Folger



Elizabeth I, Then and Now
March 21 through August 2, 2003

Georgianna Ziegler, Curator

With her red hair, white face, and ruff, Elizabeth I is almost as familiar a figure as William Shakespeare, her contemporary. She ruled England for forty-four years-from 1558 to 1603-and this year we honor the 400th anniversary of the end of her reign with an exhibition of more than 100 rare items drawn from the Folger Library, the largest repository of materials by and about Elizabeth in the United States.

Curator's Notes

Exhibition Catalogue

Elizabeth For Young People

Exhibition Highlights


Court Life

Elizabeth's Wardrobe

Foreign Affairs

Leicester and Essex

The Scottish Connection

Elizabeth as Ruler

Elizabeth's Funeral

Afterlife, Then and Now


Corporate Sponsors for the Elizabeth I Celebration

American Airlines, American Express Company, Artex, British Tourist Authority, British Airways - Official Airline, Christie's, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, General Motors Corporation, Heart of England, PEPCO, Sanderson, Union Station, Visa U.S.A., Inc, and WETA - Official Media Sponsor.

Major support for Folger exhibitions comes from The Winton and Carolyn Blount Exhibition Fund