Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre

Local nameFolger Theatre
LocationCapitol Hill, Washington D.C., United States

Situated only a short walk from America's greatest landmarks, this institution is dedicated to one of the greatest English playwrights - William Shakespeare. It houses a research library with a large collection of Shakespeare's plays and a theater staging most of them.

You can also join a docent-led walk-in tour that will take you to the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre and through the exhibitions.

Tags Art MuseumWilliam ShakespeareLibraryDramaTheatreMuseumFree
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Capitol Hill Guided Small Group Tour from 45 USD

Opening hours

Building & Exhibitions:
Mon - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: noon - 5 pm

Free guided tours:
Mon - Sat: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Sun: noon, 3 pm

Box office:
Mon - Sat: noon - 5 pm


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +1 202 544 4600

Address 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

Coordinates 38°53'22.017" N -77°0'8.587" E

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