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Ford's Theatre

511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
+1 202-347-4833
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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 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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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
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"peterson house"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative and interesting exhibit across the street. The Park Ranger was very informative. The Peterson House was closed. Be sure you buy your tickets online before you get there.

Thank Cori F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not publicized like the other sites in DC, but well worthwhile to tour. It’s free (it’s a part of the National Parks’ system) and we were pleasantly surprised that the inside of the theater was quite original (but likely updated slightly). You get...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you can't do both I would DEFINITELY do the Ranger lecture over the play one destiny.... a lot more information with amazing little bits of interesting trivia..... Just my thoughts..... the Ranger spoke clearly and gave great facts. The actors in one Destiny were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very historical building and catch a play if possible. My favorite is the Chrismas Carol. You can take a tour if you arrive early.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ford's Theater was a real find. For $3 per person we were able to see the recreated building and a great lecture by a US ranger. The speaker was the best I have heard in years. While the inside is mostly recreated it was great...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have toured Ford’s Theater four times in twenty-some years including a Park Service lecture, full production of The Mikado, and self-guided tours the most recently in 2015. Last week was the best. I had trouble ordering online for my students and their parents who...More

Thank AnnKirby
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a frequent traveler to DC who was deterred for years by the huge crowds I have been seeing lined up on 10th street to enter this attraction. I finally joined them and understood why there have always been so many people trying to...More

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a very interesting and informative visit at the Ford Theatre. As we are not American, we knew a good chunk of the history, but enjoyed hearing more of the events that were going on around that time. The woman who met us us at...More

Thank SuzukiWB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I enjoyed the Ford Theater discussion with the actor describing what it was like on the day of Lincoln's assassination. The museum was very informative, and we learned many things we didn't know.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I appreciated the extra detail and background of watching the play at the theatre. Of course it was interesting to see the exact location of Lincoln’s assignation but also enjoyed the museum below.

Thank OTSB
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Frongis
20 June 2018|
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Response from Bethany T | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to order them online at their website and pick them up at the will call window. We went to the theater and then across the street to the Home that he died in. The line there may look long, but it goes... More
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Frongis
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Response from toscwolfstar | Reviewed this property |
You have to into the tickets windows inside.
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30 May 2018|
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Response from Erin H | Reviewed this property |
You won't need it, but as others have said, you will need a ticket. You can get those at the theater's service center.
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