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Petersen Boarding House

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After you Ford's Theater, make sure you visit here

The house where President Lincoln died is a must visit after you go to Ford's Theater. There are 3 rooms, with the appropriate time period furnishings. Take you time to read all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Crestview, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house where President Lincoln died is a must visit after you go to Ford's Theater. There are 3 rooms, with the appropriate time period furnishings. Take you time to read all the plaque's. Then next, take the elevator up to the top floor of the adjoining museum. Worth the time to check out the artifacts and history.

Thank ScubaRock
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't able to tour the Ford Theater because all the tickets were sold out, but crossed the street, waited in line for 10 minutes and entered the house where Lincoln passed away. It is beautifully set up with staff ready to answer any questions you have. We learned so much and it was so cool to view some original... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 10 y/o son and I popped into here since the Ford Theater had a show playing and was not open for touring. What a surprising treasure of the tragic events surrounding Booth's murder of Lincoln and the conspiracy that accompanied it. The final hours of Lincoln, the room where he died, the 12-day pursuit of Booth, etc. All of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited a long time out on the sidewalk to get in...worth it!! the history that happened here. 3 rooms are on display, then take an elevator to a museum.

Thank jlantern3
United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviewers have done an excellent job describing this National Parks site ... so we wanted to add a few comments about the "Center for Education & Leadership" located directly adjacent to the Petersen Boarding House. "Same Day" admission is Free, with hours of operation between 9:30 am -> 6 pm. We often volunteer at Ford's Theatre -- so between... More 

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San Diego
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Across from Ford's Theatre, this is the boarding house where Lincoln died. Included in the Ford's tour, this is a worthwhile stop. Going through the area where Lincoln died is pretty fast. From there, you go to the museum portion of the building -- that actually takes 20-30 minuted to adequately visit.

Thank SDBeachbum
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House where Lincoln died. Across the street from Ford's Theater. Take time to visit the house and museum. Very well done.

Thank Wayne S
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was really impressed vith this venue that is run in conjunction with the Ford Theatre. We got there early on Sunday morning and had little trouble due to crowds seeing everthing. Presentations are great and don't miss taking a photo by the pile of books about Lincoln that are stacked from floor to ceiling - Four floors worth. impressive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Since my ticket got me to Ford's Theater and the Petersen House, I went to the house afterwards. I saw the bedroom where Lincoln died. The house is very small, but there is the museum that is after the house tour that depicts the events after his death, and they have much to see.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was a great stop after the Ford theater tour. It didn't take long but provided info about the events after the shooting. The audio tour was again very helpful for the kids and we all learned a lot.

Thank Missy H

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