While our historic building on Capitol Hill is under renovation, join us on the road and online for the Folger programs you know and love.
Our building reopens November 17
We can’t wait to welcome you to our building on Capitol Hill this fall after a major three-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 when our building reopens?
Things to do
Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, here’s a taste of what you’ll be able to do with us when our building reopens.
5 must-sees at the Folger
From hanging with Puck in the garden to seeing all 82 of our Shakespeare First Folios, we’ve listed five things you won’t want to miss.
Our building and grounds
See what will be new when the renovation is complete.
Accessibility and safety
Find information about accessibility at Folger events and programs.
Learn what the Folger is doing and what we’re asking you to do.
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 along with the rest of our building on November 17, 2023. Rare materials will be available right away, with modern materials from the Folger collection becoming available in early 2024.