Visit the Folger
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Main (202) 544-4600
Box Office (202) 544-7077
Admission to the Folger is free.
For ticketed programs, please see Performances & Events
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Building & Exhibitions
Monday–Saturday: 10am – 5pm*
Sunday: noon – 5pm
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas
*Open until 8pm on selected Fridays
Monday–Friday: noon – 5pm
Please note that the box office is closed on Jul 4 and open only by phone Jul 2-6.
The box office will reopen for regular hours in August:
Monday–Saturday: noon – 5pm*
*Extended hours during performance season
Free tours available by request at select times.
Schedule a tour
Monday–Friday: 8:45am – 4:45pm
Saturday: 9am – noon, 1pm – 4:30pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
Touring the Folger
The Folger Shakespeare Library is more than just a home for the world's largest Shakespeare collection. The main building, only a block from the US Capitol, is also a landmark in its own right, featuring gardens, unique works of art, and beautiful indoor spaces. We welcome visitors to tour our historic building and its grounds.