Love this place. The Will and Jane exhibit was wonderful. The tour was great--it's always amazing to see a First Folio. Staff is incredible and helpful. Best of all, it's all free--gotta love DC. This place a is a must if you love the Bard, or if you are into culture and literature in general.
What an incredible thing to be able to see in the US- a First Folio of Shakespeare's plays! A true thrill for a Shakespeare lover. We also had the opportunity to see an exhibit on Shakespeare and Jane Austen. It was a very interesting comparison in the exhibit entitled Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity. We discovered we owned... 更多
World's largest collection of things Shakespeare. Free tours on Saturday. Theater is active almost every night and is a recreation of the Globe Theater.
Although we arrived late late Saturday afternoon, we didn't want to totally miss out on the wonderful Folgers Shakespeare Library. We had a wonderful brief visit, thanks to Ian's enthusiasm, knowledge, and kindness. We are grateful. My high school English teacher daughter will be back with students. We enjoyed the gift shop. The "To Vote or Not To Vote" bumper... 更多
A special thank you to Marya for a wonderful and informative tour of the Shakespeare garden. Who knew so much symbolism and history could be found in a relatively small outdoor space? Staff were accommodating with latecomers to tours and went over any information you missed at the start. Their theatre is GORGEOUS and I would love to come back... 更多
Amongst all the great free public museums in DC worth finding an hour or so to visit this hidden gem. Went with 3 young kids (12, 8, 6) who are interested in theatre and Shakespeare. The staff were fabulous, really friendly and took a lot if time talking to the kids and sharing interesting facts - my eldest is fascinated... 更多
I loved going to this museum. They have a lot of different exhibits to look at that show the different parts of Shakespeare. You can look at original literature or see a play in an area that looks like the Globe.
The library has many works of Shakespeare's and many important facts to tell you about. The library's staff have been really helpful and informative with lots of fact on Will. There is a small room where kids can watch clips of Shakespeare plays and read their edited Shakespeare books. I found the edited Shakespeare books very useful. Besides a tour... 更多
We happened to arrive at the museum before a matinee of "The District Merchants" and were able to get rush tickets. A nice, intimate theatre and a very interesting, well-performed production. I wish I could have seen more of the library, but this was a nice way to escape the afternoon heat.