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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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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The historical significance of this sight makes it a must see, along with Petersen House and the aftermath museum of Lincoln related artefacts. It is important to book in advance to be sure of getting in.

Thank Retiredme
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting and melancholy at once. Great history concerning a great man and his sad dimise. The presentation was nice, and the information was appreciated.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Explored the Ford Theater and learned about his presidency and accomplishments. His also includes the deringer that was used by John Wilkes Booth. Remember to get tickets online to secure a time slot and a ticket. You can still get it onsite but I recommend...More

1  Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the museum, theatre, and house where President Lincoln was taken during our tour. They had the timeline of events for both the President and assassin leading up to the assassination which was very interesting. They had the gun that was used also. You...More

1  Thank Luv2Travel100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone at our hotel told us about this free tour and we were pleasantly surprised to take it. I think a tour guide in the theater to tell the story of what happened would be a good addition, as I didn't want to screw up...More

Thank 13DAB
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your feedback! We offer a variety of different programming in the theatre, depending on the season and times of day. It sounds like you attended a self-guided theatre walk-through. You might be interested in a Ranger Talk in the theatre, where...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum below the theater is interesting. You can see the gun that killed Abe Lincoln. The actual theater used to have a guide that told the story about that night, but this time there was a park ranger just answering questions. It wasn't quite...More

Thank SummerLover71
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your feedback! We offer a variety of different programming in the theatre, depending on the season and times of day. It sounds like you attended a self-guided theatre walk-through. You might be interested in a Ranger Talk in the theatre, where...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with out 9 year old grandson recently. Glad we did the audioguide but they really don't allow enough time to see the musem and listen to the ranger talk. We missed the Peterson house because the line was just too long! Plan more...More

Thank krausedrrk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone in Washington must go here! This is a very historical place. The museum here is very good and shares lots of information.

Thank techteachson
Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid the full $8 for the longer tour which included a 40 minute play in the theater, and a trip to the exhibits/Peterson House where Lincoln was brought after being shot, and eventually died. You can book on line and pick up your tickets...More

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special trip here, but they were not doing tours...did not think we needed to check ahead. Lesson learnedMore

1  Thank Warren M
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for sharing your feedback! We always encourage patrons to visit fords.org in advance of their visit to make sure the programming the visit experience you want is available during the time of your visit. We hope you will be able to visit us one...More

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TLPsMom
Hi, TLPsMom. What would you like to know about this attraction? Did you get a chance to walk around and explore inside Ford's Theater with the Ranger Talk? I noticed that they had a walkthrough session which is just a self-guided tour. I'm trying to figure out which one to buy tickets for. Thanks!
23 May 2017|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
The tour and museum are self guided but includes a ranger talk in the actual theater. There are rangers available inside the museum to answer questions.
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tigrecat
I just want to see the museum and theatre box. When is the best time?
4 May 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
Same day tickets are limited and do sell out. I would suggest to go early. We went a few weeks ago and they were sold out so we had to return the next day. Box office opens at 8:30am, we got there exactly 8:30 and had no... More
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Pete Serria
would it be busier on a Sunday or a Monday? Price on line?
17 April 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Tuesday and it was also a full house. They sell a certain number of tickets for each tour time and everyone goes in as a big group. Same-day tickets are free. To reserve tickets in advance is $8.
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