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Petersen Boarding House

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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-426-6924
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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-426-6924
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Ford's Theatre was closed so we walked into the Petersen house. There was something moving about being in the bedroom where Lincoln died, yes. But there is so little to actually attribute to him. It's not like he lived there. Even the actual bed where...More

Thank 2kils
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We visited after touring Fords Theater. It’s directly across the street from Ford’s and well worth visiting. Admission is free although you have to get tickets through Ford’s theater online or by stopping in their office. After a tour of the first floor of the...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Our ticket to Ford's Theatre included admission to the Petersen Boarding House. It is worth visiting, although a little creepy, because it is where Lincoln died. It is interesting to compare the size of the house and furnishings with the size of houses and furniture...More

Thank Cwpappa
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Ford's Theater head across the street and get in line for the Peterson House. Just don't accidently get into the line for the Waffle shop close to it! The lines overlapped today! The same ticket you used to get into the Ford's Theater...More

1  Thank a1z2j345
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Ticket to Ford's Theater now includes Petersen House as well. I found it even more interesting than the theater! Give it a try!

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a quick walk through after visiting the Ford's Theatre but a great way to conclude your visit. You definitely want to go to Ford's first to see the museum and the one act drama to fully appreciate the significance of the Petersen House....More

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The US Parks Ranger on duty was interesting and informative and willing to answer questions. While there is not a lot to see, the rooms on display are well appointed with period furnishings

Thank TexasGrannieJ
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect way to end the tour of the Ford's Theatre. The historical value within this house is mind blowing. It is a solemn place to visit but I walked away with a whole new appreciation for President Lincoln's contribution to American history....More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The site of Lincoln's last hours and the start of the search for his killers. The house is interesting and the Rangers can provide a great deal of additional information. The volume of people make it a little challenging to stop and contemplate easily, something...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Much more than you would expect. Directly across from Ford's Theatre. See a few rooms of the original Petersen house, including the death room of Abraham Lincoln. Then, take the elevator to the top floor of "The Center for Education and Leadership" for many more...More

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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Not for the house itself. There are parking garages, but they are not cheap. If you are will to walk a long distance, you can find free parking on Sundays.