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Ford's Theatre

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Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202 347-4833
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham...
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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Great piece of history. It's free! You can donate if you wish. There is a gift shop. You get a ticket, get in line for the next entrance time. First you go downstairs to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great piece of history. It's free! You can donate if you wish. There is a gift shop. You get a ticket, get in line for the next entrance time. First you go downstairs to the museum. There's is Lincoln's actual suit from his assassination night along with other artifacts from his life and from the times. We learned a lot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You dont want to miss this!!!!!!! The location is awesome!!!! Great museum, the National park ranger gaves a talk about the details, If you go at 8:30am tickets are free for the first tour!!!!!Also includes visit to the Peterson House were Lincoln Die!!!!!A must in the area, it opens earlier than museums so you cannot miss it

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Fords Theater was great! While not all of the theater and the room where Lincoln died are completely original the history and information are wonderful. This is a must visit.

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Ponder, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the tour. The Ranger gave a very detailed account of Lincoln's last day. Learned things I didn't know or have forgotten.

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Fox Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There is time to explore the theater and a museum. Then go across the street to see where Lincoln died. It is free day of or for a small ticketing fee on Ticketmaster you can get tickets ahead of time. The Theater has been renovated to look as it did on April 14,1865. There is a short presentation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this. Best bet to book in advance, as it fills up fast. If you are lucky, you may get a "walk in" visit, but this is so good, it's better to book in advance. Not sure that the audioguide, which costs extra ( of course) is worth it, as it repeats alot of what you are reading in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If the volunteer who gave the talk the day we were there is any indication of the level of erudition among the guides at Ford's Theatre, then go for sure. I thought I knew a lot about the theatre, and I learned so much more!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Buy timed tickets ahead of time online and this site is very busy. So let's say you buy a ticket for noon. When they open the doors you are first taken inside of an underground museum with lots to read about Lincoln but go immediately to the exhibits near the stairs that will take you to theater to see Booth's... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

the theater as been rebuilt and restored and there are some cool artifacts on display - you need tickets and to line up outside. Once inside, one feels a bit rushed since there are so many people needing to get through the exhibit. It becomes crowded and difficult to see the artifacts and read. Presentation was informative, but a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

While waiting for our nearby hotel room to be ready, we decided to see if any tickets would be available. There were and no fee for the 3pm tour. Glad I didn't order them online in advance.The Ranger takes you downstairs where you have approximately a half hour to view the different exhibits and then you go into the theater.... More 

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Additional Information about Ford's Theatre

Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202 347-4833
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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