Reading Room Tours

Tours are not available at this time.

Take a weekend tour of the Reading Rooms!

The tours are free, but advanced registration is required.

Saturdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

Sundays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Scheduling a tour: Select a day and reserve your free tickets

For reservation questions, please contact the Box Office at (202) 544-7077 or
For tour content information, please contact Kate Long at

About your tour

Scholars from all over the world come to the Folger reading rooms to work with the Folger’s Shakespeare and early modern collections. Visitors on these weekend tours first see the Paster Reading Room, featuring Nicola d’Ascenzo’s famous stained glass window of the “Seven Ages of Man” from As You Like It and a bust of Shakespeare based on the one at his grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, before entering the adjoining Bond Reading Room.

Reading Room tours start promptly at their scheduled time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.