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Ford's Theatre
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
Ranked #20 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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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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Centreville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful Theater, Great Show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you want to catch a show and get a nostalgic experience, see it here! Looks like a back in the day, way, way, back in the day theater. The only Lincoln references I'll make is that they believe him to haunt the theater and the "Abe L. wuz here - Honest" written on the bathroom wall (funny)! Beautiful place!

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC
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“Living history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

An informative and well designed museum, an authentic look at the day John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln. Very interesting for history buffs.

Visited February 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Neat place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you're a Lincoln buff then you'll enjoy this one. It's not located next to the rest of the monuments but still worth a visit to read the history associated with the place, see his death mask, and things like that.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Lincoln”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was interesting to see where Abe Lincoln was shot and across the street where he died. The event is free. For those Hard Rock lovers it was across the street.

Visited September 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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“Educational experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ford's theatre, is all things Lincoln. We had a great time and learned much more than we ever knew about President Lincoln. Its inexpensive and a great educational stop in Washington.

Visited January 2013
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