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Folger Shakespeare Library
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Ranked #56 of 488 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We stopped by at the end of the day and there was a production going on, so we didn’t get to see the theater. We only got to see the displays at the entry of the building, which are ok, I think that it would have been better if we had a tour. I feel like we missed something.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The Folger Library and theater is always a wonderful stop when we are in Washington. The manuscripts on display in the museum area never fail to fascinate me. On this visit we really enjoyed an excellent production of “The Winter’sTale” in the theater. I often find this play to be difficult, but the superb and lively cast overcame the plays inherent problems.

Thank dangerFlorida
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Take a guided tour of the building which includes the founders’ room, the research library, the exhibition hall and a peek at the Elizabethan style theater. Then take an in-depth guided tour of the exhibition room, currently “Beyond Words, the Book Illustrations in the Age of Shakespeare.” In the evening go to a period play or concert but don’t forget to join a pre-show lecture and discussion if available. Hungry? For lunch, walk a block or two to the Capital Café in the U. S. Capital building—check open times. For dinner my favorite is Montmartre—a bit of a hike (one mile) but worth it.

Thank Harriet M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Whst a fabulous place. The building is fascinsting and tours (11:00,1:00,3:00) include the Founder's Room and Theater (first Elizabethan theater in the USA), and a glimpse into the Reading Room, one of the most beautiful rooms in Washington. Great gift shop. Great exhibitions, and near good good on Pennsylvania Ave.

Thank Gail W
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! There is so much history in this place. The theater is beautiful. The architecture alone is worth a look.

Thank Lusie0520
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