Folger Shakespeare Library

Library, Theater, Museum
201 E Capitol St SE (at 2nd St SE)
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-7077


  • The Folger Shakespeare Library owns 79 of 240 first editions of the collected works of Shakespeare that are known to exist including the only known copy of Titus Andronicus. -- Green Guide Editor
  • I am not a huge Shakespeare buff and I still had fun here. Lots and lots of priceless history here. Definitely come if you are an writing or history buff.
  • The small museum has a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and an Elizabethan garden in the back, and is nice to visit combined with a performance.
  • first folios galore! beautiful research section. take a tour for great theatre info.
  • You need to check out the Globe Theater replica if you're a Shakespeare fan!
  • Bar finally takes credit cards. Hope you like wine and cookies.
  • A great stop for anyone interested in literature.
  • Exceptional modern classical structure housing the world'st largest collection of Shakespearana. Buit in 1929-32, with Paul Cret as lead architect and Alexander B. Trowbridge as consulting architect.
  • Home of the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's works, Folger Shakespeare Library hosts an open house for kids each April on Shakespeare's birthday! -- Green Guide Editor
  • simply great!
  • Wonderful place! =)
  • Check out Hamlet. Modern version, but very good.
  • Mmmm... Shakespeare...

Nearby places

201 E Capitol St SE (at 3rd St SE)
100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave)
305 Pennsylvania Ave SE (btwn 3rd & 4th St)