The Folger’s historic reading rooms are now open for tours each Saturday at noon. These docent-led tours showcase the Folger’s art and architecture, including paintings, a replica of Shakespeare’s memorial bust in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Nicola D'Ascenzo’s stunning Seven Ages of Man stained glass window inspired by Jacques’ speech “All the World’s a Stage” in As You Like It.
Other highlights include:
- 16th- and 17th-century French and Flemish tapestries
- Portraits of Henry and Emily Folger, the Folger’s founders
- An ornate chair owned by famous Shakespearean actor David Garrick.
- Shakespeare-inspired paintings by Henry Fuseli and other artists.
Tours last approximately one hour.
WHEN: Saturdays, at noon, beginning April 14.
WHERE: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC
TICKETS: Tours are offered free of charge. Tours are limited to 15 visitors; reservations must be made in advance online or calling (202) 674-0316.