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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
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Reviewed yesterday

First of all, the price is right. If you buy your tickets in advance, the charge is $3. If you just walk up, it's free. This is a popular destination so I don't recommend you take your chances on a ticket. We were there on...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Ford's Theatre for the entire package they offer (some are for only the tour or the museum but not both, or just for stopping in and visiting the Peterson House). The museum had a lot of interesting things to see and information (notably the...More

1  Thank Ankiseth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the tour of the theater. The rangers were awesome and gave us a lot of information. We went to the museum and in the theater and got to listen to how the assassination happened. Then we went to the Peterson House across the...More

1  Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a very moving historical visit, especially the Petersen House across the street where Lincoln died. Your ticket admits you to the museum, the theater and the Petersen House, but it is advisable to check the availability of each site when you are securing your...More

1  Thank 103PatD
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I walked past on a whim during our trip to DC. The enthusiastic performance given by the man retelling the events of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was enjoyable, I think school aged children will enjoy it most.

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum where President Lincoln was shot is very well done. Lots of information about Lincoln as well as the events leading up to that fateful night. Although I knew a fair amount about Lincoln, there was more information on John Wilkes Booth than I...More

1  Thank Hokiechip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum on a quick trip to DC. It was near our hotel and we both just assumed we'd see just the theatre. We were surprised to learn that we could see the house where Lincoln died as well as...More

1  Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town from New Orleans with my family visiting Washington DC over Thanksgiving. We visited to see the history and learn about Lincoln. Interesting to find the old theater in the midst of a modern downtown. The best part or the tour by...More

1  Thank Csat-NOLA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice presentation of the actual accounts of what happened the evening Pres. Lincoln was shot. How booth got away and was caught . Included in the tour of the theater, is a tour of the home across the street where he died 9 hours later....More

Thank Villagesre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organized, especially the talk by the Park Ranger. There is a lot to read and to learn, but our visit was greatly enhanced by the Ranger who provided details to fill in any gaps and questions. An opportunity to learn the politics of...More

1  Thank RecreationV
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25 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