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Folger Shakespeare Library

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The Shakespearean collection at the Folger Library the worlds largest is only open to the more qualified researcher, but theres still plenty to see, like gardens, Renaissance art and an Elizabethan theater.
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Simply put, this is an awesome place to visit if you crave libraries, books, architecture, knowledge. Very significant from any angle: historical, aesthetic, architectural. Churchill's Shakespeare exhibition in Great Hall just adds to the enjoyable experience. Docents lead tours, very expert and knowledgeable. Don't overlook...More

2  Thank Alex G
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Folger Shakespeare Library is a place where Shakespeare finds a home and the history surrounding his life's work comes to life. The docent was passionate, well read, and friendly which made the tour really enjoyable and fun to follow. The Library itself has so...More

Thank Matthew N
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The emphasis is on the book and it’s something you never think of. How important a book is and how you had to have money to be able to afford a book.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

While many people might not enjoy this museum, this old English major had a great time getting a bit closer to the Bard. I learned a lot about First Folios and why they are so special and so important. It’s amazing that this is the...More

Thank buckigirl51
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We toured the library reading room which is only open for guided tours on Saturdays. The tour was just ok, but the room was beautiful and we learned a lot about the library, Shakespeare, and the First Folio.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Right on Capitol Hill behind the Library of Congress sits this amazing museum where you can go in and see an original Shakespeare folio. When I was there it was turned to Romeo and Juliet. The docents are all friendly and knowledgeable. You are not...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed June 18, 2018

If you're in DC as a tourist, then you're probably planning on going to the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, and maybe even stop by the US Supreme Court. What's (literally) at the intersection of these national landmarks? You guessed it, the Folger Shakespeare...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Forger Library was an amazing surprise for me! Staff is very accommodating and very nice! There are some special exhibitions!

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We walked along the mall from our hotel to the Folger Library. We purposely arrived early so we could stop nearby for some breakfast. We arrive at 10:30 and viewed the current exhibit (Beyond Words). We then took the 11:00 tour. Very nice and informative.

Thank RGombert
Reviewed April 19, 2018

During our visit we stop by this library. It was very nice inside and you learn about the history of print and how it evoled. They even perform plays in a repleaca of the Shapke Spear Theatre.

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