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Ford's Theatre

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed watching "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre in December. The cast was wonderful and the set was amazing! It was great. I liked walking around the small museum as well, learning about President Lincoln and his commitment to the arts. My main...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I learned so much with this tour. It honestly doesn't take a lot of time to go through the exhibit and to walk across the street and see the site where Lincoln died. I learned so much

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate to get tickets for "A Christmas Carol" 6 days before a Friday night show. We were in the first row, center in the balcony and the view was amazing. The theatre is so small that there is not a bad seat in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Douglas S E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to see A Christmas Carol here each December. The theater is intimate, well maintained, and very welcoming. Staff are friendly and helpful and clearly care about this site and the history of it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kparkinson987
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family to see the play " A Christmas Carol". A MUST see production!! Visit the museums downstairs and across the street. If you check online, get your tickets early. A great half day spent in DC.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nc2gulf57
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked by it by chance but its Worth a visit. It's an important place in American history although for an unfortunate event.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband bought tickets to A Christmas Carol for my Christmas present without realizing I had bought tickets in August to see the same show in early December with friends. It was an excellent play both times. The actors and actresses were as involved with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cathy h
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Ford's Theater several times. Although part of it isn't original, it is still easy to imagine an important event in American history that took place here. There is an exhibit and you can see the house across the street where Lincoln later...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Washington DC trip was ourselves and our friends who were originally from Cuba and are both now proud American citizens. The Ford Theatre/Pederson House was a gem of a small museum. We went through the the museum and learned about Lincoln and the assassination...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B5378QKjamesc
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible look back into history. The theatre, the house across the street, all so interesting. I learned a ton I didn't know about the Lincolns. The Christmas Carrol was amazing, like icing on a beautiful cake. The staff of the theatre and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 6, 2018|
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Response from FordsTheatre | Property representative |
For visitors driving, an independent parking garage is located directly next to the theatre and has an elevator that will take you to our lobby. Parking fees are not validated. Ford's Theatre is conveniently located near the... More
July 26, 2018|
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2 hours is about right
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4 day itenerary for DC in August (4 Replies)
My family and I will be in DC for 4 full days in August. We are staying at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and would like to see the following things: White House tour, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Fords Theatre and a few museums. Would like advice if 4 days is doable to do all of the above and any suggestions how to fit them into my 4 day itinerary so we are not rushed. Thanks!
March 10, 2016|
Response fromjordansbulls|
Yes for that 4 days is plenty but for the White House tour did you get approval yet?
krystal r
Kearney, Nebraska
Greek restaurant near Ford Theatre (1 Replies)
I will be going to Wicked at the Ford Theatre in December and was wondering if there is a good Greek restaurant nearby, preferrably within walking distance.
October 30, 2005|
Response fromLoveChicago|
I can't think of any within walking distance but you'd be a short cab ride away from Greektown where you have an adundance of choices. My personal favorite is Greek Islands, have also had good meals at Santorini.
Indoor activity (3 Replies)
I am in DC for the day on July 13. In case of extreme heat or storms I am looking for suggestions for indoor activities...besides the Smithsonian museums, which we have visited many times. We are a couple in our early 60's, interested in history and art. We really loved the Ford Theatre, for example. Thanks for your help.
June 30, 2013|
Response fromDarrell6t|
Have you been to the Renwick, Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum, Phillips Collection or Corcoran Galley? How about the Newseum?