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The Shakespearean collection at the Folger Library the worlds largest is only open to the more qualified researcher, but theres still plenty to see, like gardens, Renaissance art and an Elizabethan theater.
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After viewing the Churchill and Shakespeare exhibit, we took the Reading Room tour. Loved seeing the stained glass windows and learning the history of the library and how researchers may access the extensive collection.
I discovered this gem only recently. The inside is very different from the outside. Inside it is all wood in supposedly Tudor style. It also houses a theater in the style of the Globe theater where plays were staged during the time of Shakespeare. Free,...More
Simply put, this is an awesome place to visit if you crave libraries, books, architecture, knowledge. Very significant from any angle: historical, aesthetic, architectural. Churchill's Shakespeare exhibition in Great Hall just adds to the enjoyable experience. Docents lead tours, very expert and knowledgeable. Don't overlook...More
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a place where Shakespeare finds a home and the history surrounding his life's work comes to life.
The docent was passionate, well read, and friendly which made the tour really enjoyable and fun to follow. The Library itself has so...More
While many people might not enjoy this museum, this old English major had a great time getting a bit closer to the Bard. I learned a lot about First Folios and why they are so special and so important. It’s amazing that this is the...More
We toured the library reading room which is only open for guided tours on Saturdays. The tour was just ok, but the room was beautiful and we learned a lot about the library, Shakespeare, and the First Folio.
Right on Capitol Hill behind the Library of Congress sits this amazing museum where you can go in and see an original Shakespeare folio. When I was there it was turned to Romeo and Juliet. The docents are all friendly and knowledgeable. You are not...More
If you're in DC as a tourist, then you're probably planning on going to the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, and maybe even stop by the US Supreme Court. What's (literally) at the intersection of these national landmarks? You guessed it, the Folger Shakespeare...More