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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...more
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Took my 7 year old here so she could see the actual location of what she learned in history last year. It was amazing! It took us (4 adults, 2 young kids) about 4 hours to go through the whole thing. I highly recommend getting...More
Did you know that everything in the theater is a reproduction? The balcony is not where Lincoln sat and the seats that you see were not there in 1865 either.
However, the history museum and artifacts are excellent.
Pleased that we were able to listen to a talk about theShakespear books owned by the library and to also see inside this lovely little theatre. Unfortunately we were unable to get tickets for King John as they were not performing that night.
Ford’s Theater is of course the place where President Lincoln was shot in April, 1865. Now a site managed by the National Park Service, Ford’s Theater is a gleaming gem among the many attractions in DC. It is a must see attraction if you visit...More
Perhaps because he is my favorite President, or the period of the Civil War is particularly poignant to me, this tour was tops. Please allow a proper amount of time to take it all in, as there is so much offered about Lincoln, his Presidency,...More
Excellent stop to learn all about the Lincoln presidency, not just his death. Artifacts and information about his election and of the Civil War. My big surprise: the actual (tiny) pistol Boothe used to assassinate him. Across the street is the boarding house where he...More
We saw online that they give so many free tickets away every morning so my husband went and got them - no line, no wait. Our tour was at 11 am and we viewed the actual theater first. Make sure you check on line because...More
Ford theater and the Peterson House are beautifully maintained and full of history. Great museum next door. The National Park Service runs both. They provided us with information about the night President Lincoln was shot and where he died the next day. They have the...More
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For visitors driving, an independent parking garage is located directly next to the theatre and has an elevator that will take you to our lobby. Parking fees are not validated. Ford's Theatre is conveniently located near the... More
For visitors driving, an independent parking garage is located directly next to the theatre and has an elevator that will take you to our lobby. Parking fees are not validated. Ford's Theatre is conveniently located near the Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stations.