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  • Address: 201 East Capitol St SE, Washington DC 20003, USA
  • Hours: Public: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Sat, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Sun.

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Folger Shakespeare Library Tours

Set in Capitol Hill in a unique building that blends Streamline Moderne and Greco Deco, this independent research library contains the world’s largest collection of William Shakespeare’s printed works. Endowed by Shakespeare memorabilia collector Henry Clay Folger (a former chairman of the Standard Oil Company and a member of the Folger Coffee family), the library was opened 316 years to the day after the Bard’s death, on April 23, 1932.

In addition to its permanent collections and rotating art exhibits, the Library houses the three-tiered, Elizabethan-style Folger Theater, which each season stages three of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as literary readings and lectures.

Practical Information

Free, hour-long tours of the Library are offered without need for reservations on Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Elizabethan Garden tours are offered April –October, on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Reading Room tours, including the Library’s rare volumes and art, on Saturdays from 12-1 p.m.; advance reservations are required.

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Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour, Washington DC, null
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Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Experience Capitol Hill, inside and out, with a 4 hour guided, small group tour of one of the most powerful neighborhoods in the world, including tours inside ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Washington DC Haunted Capitol Walking Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC Haunted Capitol Walking Tour

America’s most famous building is also one of its most haunted. The ghostly history of the U.S. Capitol campus is revealed in a two-hour walk led by a licensed ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00

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