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Visit

Visit us now at Folger Theatre. Come back after June 21 to see the rest.

Visitors on a reading room tour view the Seven Ages of Main stained glass window in the Reading Room.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our building on Capitol Hill after a major multi-year building renovation that will allow us to share more of our collection and resources than ever before.

The transformed Folger features two new exhibition halls, a learning lab, welcoming gardens, collaborative research spaces, and expanded visitor amenities such as a new café and gift shop. Along with our newly constructed public wing, the Folger’s historic spaces, including the Reading Room, will also reopen.

What will a visit be like?

Things to do
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Things to do

Here’s a taste of what you’ll be able to do when our building reopens June 21: exploring our exhibitions, taking a tour, enjoying our gardens, encountering new art and poetry, and more.

Exhibitions
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Exhibitions

Get up close with the incredible books, manuscripts, art, and objects that make up the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

5 must-sees at the Folger
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5 must-sees at the Folger

From hanging with Puck in the garden to seeing all 82 of our Shakespeare First Folios, here’s a list of five things you won’t want to miss.

Virtual visit

Take a video tour of our historic spaces.

Accessibility and safety

Planning a research visit?

The Folger collection is not available for on-site research during our building renovation, but we continue to serve researchers with digital resources, as well as fellowship opportunities and scholarly programs. Our Reading Room is reopening Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Research