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Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202 347-4833
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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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Assasination of President Lincoln!

The Fords Theatre is where President Lincoln was shot and untimely died of the gun shot wounds that were inflicted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Fords Theatre is where President Lincoln was shot and untimely died of the gun shot wounds that were inflicted.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Fords theatre is very interesting and historical. You feel so close to history, almost like Abraham Lincoln was sitting right next to you and that John Wilkes Booth is about to shoot him. A very fun visit for sure

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Newark, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Free! Tour took longer than desired. Really only wanted to get in, see where Lincoln was shot, and then exit. Already have read or seen most of the history surrounding the President's death. So for me, I could only give it 4 stars because of how long it was. We viewed all the Lincoln memorabilia in 15-20 minutes and then... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The timing of our visit was perfect. We got there around 3:50, and they still had 4:00 tickets available. We browsed the giftshop in the cool before going to the back of the line. They let all of the 4:00 ticket holders in at the same time and shuffle you down a very narrow staircase to a Lincoln exhibit before... More 

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Jackson, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We saw the museum and then you are taken into the theater for a Ranger talk. It was really neat. It was so sad to think of what might have been. Only regret is they won't let you walk up to the box anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

nice place to learn about the assassination of lincoln. theres a lot of info to find out but considering the place is kinda small, i find it kinda hard to let the place sink in due to the numerous artifacts and infos posted.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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