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Audio Tours

Audio tours are the perfect way for visitors to experience Folger Shakespeare Library, if you can't join us for a docent-led tour or one of the special member tours with the curatorial staff.


Tours currently available


Technologies of Writing in the Age of Print

Cell phone tour


Curators and Folger staff share insights on the exhibition and eight special items as well as the First Folio and Public Programs.


Call 408 794 0833

and follow the prompts


1#   Welcome form the Folger Director


2#   Beyond the Labels


3#   The Humble Pencil vs. the Messy Quill


4#   With Pen in Hand:

      The Exquisite Calligraphy of Esther Inglis


5#   Book, Manuscript, Work of Art:

       The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608


6#   Renaissance Palm PIlots


7#   Renaissance Shorthand:

       "old and cranky but beautiful instrument"


8#   Now You See it, Now You Don't:

       Cipher Letters, Casement Letters, and Invisible Ink


9#    Seeing Double:

        Renaissance Duplication Techniques


10#  Shakespeare's First Folio


11#  What's On at the Folger


Free; the only cost is your cell phone minutes.

Esther Inglis. Octonaries. Manuscript, 23 December 1607

Conrad Gessner. De omni rerum fossilium genere. Zurich, 1565

Thomas Trevelyon. Miscellany. Manuscript, 1608

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