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“Small But Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre
511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 347-4833
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #29 of 472 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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“Small But Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really enjoyed this visit. Several videos to view plus artifacts from the day. There were rehearsals going on (the theatre is still in operation) so I was disappointed that I was unable to actually go inside the theatre.

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“well done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

this was a gratis(asked for donations) sight in dc and a really well done one. the murals, the write-ups, the scenery all set the tone for what went on there in 1865. full of facts and replicas and pictures. i went to the rooming house across the street as well and it was equally well done and i felt as if i were back in that time.

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“Nice Historical Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Not a bad place to stop by, I greatly enjoyed The Peterson House. Make sure you stop by early so you can see the theater, it closes before the rest of the museum

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“History Brought To Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The theater itself contains an excellent museum in the basement about the life and death of Abraham Lincoln. This is a must see sight in DC and the entrance ticket which is free includes entrance to the home across the street where Abraham Lincoln was taken after he was shot and where he died the next morning.

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“Went back after 6 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Visited in previous trips to DC maybe 6 years ago. Visitor Center across the street was not open then. Like this aspect very much. Think it is very well done.

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