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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 1 week ago

I love history, and love taking hundreds of students from the midwest to my favorite city (DC), but here, we are made to feel like we are a bother to the National Park workers who run this. Especially at the Peterson House across the street....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a good walk from the mall, we made it in 10 minutes from the National Archives. Ticketed entry is required, by donation. The ranger gave a great 15 minute lecture and was available for questions.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the self-guided tour of the museum. The Self-guided tour was very interesting and left no important details out.

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight of our trip was Ford’s Theatre. If you do not purchase tickets in advance (which we advise) you will most likely need to stand in line at 8am in the morning to get tickets for a later performance. We did and then waited...More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get your tickets online and early and still be prepared to wait in line. But don't miss this stop. The production is moving and just sitting next to the box where Lincoln was shot is a surreal experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought tickets online. We saw the one act play "One Destiny". Great performance by two actors that recreate the day of Lincoln's assignation.

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting here is easy on the Metro. Of course the President’s box, where Lincoln was shot, is viewable only from the other theater seats. So we decided to see their current play, “The Whiz”. The price was great and the play was fantastic!! Also the...More

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of 30 high school students and 40 members of their families. All along the way, the GROUP SALES department was WONDERFUL in helping me schedule and adjusting my tickets as needed. The theater itself is beautiful to see, and history comes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the self guided tour through the museum and learned a lot about the assassination of President Lincoln. It was disappointing that the day we were there, that the theatre could not be toured. So we did not see inside of it.

Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the actual theatre itself, the most. There's a park ranger available with a question and answer time. Also the museum across the street was very nice.

Thank beth ann k
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maaustin2013
25 November 2017|
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
Street. We were walking.
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cthob
6 October 2017|
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Response from ashapiro21 | Reviewed this property |
You should still be able to get tickets unless its a particularly although, you cannot go in or near the president's box
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belle438
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
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