Hours and Closings

Planning a visit? Access to our building on Capitol Hill has changed due to a major building renovation project.

Our hours have changed due to the start of a multi-year building renovation in 2020.

Exhibitions, Tours, and Research Visits

Daytime public access to our historic building for exhibitions, tours, and research is currently unavailable and will not resume until construction is complete.

More information for researchers

Ticketed Events

Our doors will stay open for Folger Theatre’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and ticketed evening events through Mar 1, after which all public events will take place at other venues around Washington, DC. Find events

The Folger Box Office will be open for walk-up service Monday–Saturday from noon – 5pm, with extended hours on days with performances. For access to the box office and events in the theater, please use the building entrance near the corner of East Capitol Street and 3rd Street SE.

Phone Hours

General Information

Call the main phone line at (202) 544-4600 during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:45am – 4:45pm.

Box Office

Call the Folger box office at (202) 544-7077.

Regular telephone hours:   12pm – 5pm, Monday through Saturday
Extended hours, Jan 14 – Mar 1:   12pm – 8pm, on all performance days except Feb 2 (open 12-5pm)