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Ford's Theatre

511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
+1 202-347-4833
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The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. A daytime visit to the Ford’s campus traces the story of Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. The campus includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) and the new Center for Education and Leadership. Tickets are required. Admission is free; advance tickets have a convenience fee.In the evenings and on weekends, Ford’s presents dynamic productions of renowned plays, vibrant musicals, and newly commissioned works that captivate and entertain while examining political and social issues related to Lincoln’s legacy.In the spring and summer, Ford’s produces one-act plays and walking tours exploring Civil War Washington. These immersive experiences provide an authentic glimpse into a singular and transformative moment of America’s past.Throughout the year, Ford’s provides engaging educational programs for students, teachers and life-long learners, using Lincoln’s speeches and legacy to build speech, writing and leadership skills.
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed yesterday

So much history here and to listen to the narrator from the park service was great. A must see in DC

Thank LukesDad761
Reviewed yesterday

Ford's Theatre is a must-see when visiting DC! It has a remarkable sense of history and importance despite being an active theater.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The theatre itself is lovely and they have the boxes adorned with the American flag to commemorate where Lincoln was shot. Comfortable chairs and good selection of refreshments (but with only one person working the register the queue was so slow - I recommend just...More

Thank Corinne F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely the most magnificent display of history in DC. You will actually stand in the doorway and look into the suite where Lincoln was shot. There are many original pieces still in the theatre and the stage and layout is the same as it was...More

Thank barbwhite59
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arranged to visit the museum and take in a play . Worth the time , interesting museum ,, informative and interesting

Thank stillroadweary
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history here one forgets it's still a Theater. Every year they show Dicken Christmas Carole. We've seen it a number of times. If you can't make it take a tour and relive the last day of Lincoln's life

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stop within all the other opportunities in Washington DC. Give great insight into Lincoln's struggle politically and the events leading up to the assassination. The theatre is well maintained and the rangers throughout are really helpful. Make time for a visit you will...More

Thank Mork001
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were planning our trip to D.C., Ford's Theatre wasn't originally in our plans. However, since it was just up the street from the trolley tour stop we had booked, we figured we would check it out. I am so glad we included it...More

Thank SouthernGirl611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic walk downtown Washington ! A must see. full of hoistory and great restaurants . Attractions for families

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured the expanded Ford Theater complex yesterday, the location for the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln. I have been here about 5 times before, but its offering has changed since my last visit 15 years ago. There is a museum display with history and...More

Thank seanworc
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Arlusete | Reviewed this property |
We walked from our hotel. D.C. is easy to walk. Otherwise, take a taxi right to the door.
6 October 2017|
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Response from Kate W | Reviewed this property |
I have absolutely no idea and I don’t think previous visitors will either. Feels like a question for the theatre directly. .
23 July 2017|
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Response from Marti H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ticket for Peterson house across the street is good anytime after your ticket 11:35 time. If there is a line you can go to other places and come back later. Ford theatre is air conditioned and I don't think the... More