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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice museum and getting to see where Lincoln was shot was very moving. You can go across the street to the Peterson house to see the room where Lincoln died. There is a museum above the house as well. I think everyone should do at...More

Thank timdB900ML
Reviewed yesterday

Great museum on the lower level. Exhibits were interesting and very informative. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Then went upstairs to the theater where a park ranger gave a great talk. We highly recommend visiting this historical site.

Thank Garry B
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited Ford's Theater and the Peterson House on Sunday September 17, 2017. We bought our tickets online for the convenience fee of $3/per person and I also got my husband the Audio portion for an extra $5 since he is a...More

Thank Bearybubba
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is obviously a must-see for any fan of Lincoln. The museum in the basement has some rather unbelievable historical treasures on display (including the jacket Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated).

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Something fun to do with kids. It doesn't take long to watch listen to the presentation and walk thru the house.

Thank Oceanblue16
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are specific times for tours and all times don't do everything so be aware when booking. Can do online for tickets by the way. It is still a working theater just as a fyi. There are elevators for strollers that can get you into...More

1  Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here with our grandchildren and family. We were absolutely impressed with Ford's Theater. This is by far the best museum in D.C. Sitting in the actual theater and looking over to the private box where President Lincoln sat was thrilling. We did reserve...More

Thank Yellows2neTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make sure you check their website to see if the Theatre will be open for tours. Since this is a working theatre with rehearsal and live shows sometimes it is closed to tourists. On our tour we were able to go into the balcony to...More

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed 6 days ago

One enters thru a modern addition to the original theatre, and immediately goes downstairs to an excellent museum. Then it's a two flight walk upstairs to the mezzanine of the theatre itself. And there it is: the bow where President Lincoln was shot. You cannot...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this theatre and the history behind it quite interesting. We did the ranger talk but would probably skip it if we went back. It was pretty much a rehash of the information we had read in the museum part of the theatre. Overall a...More

Thank Denise S
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belle438
23 July 2017|
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Response from Marti H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ticket for Peterson house across the street is good anytime after your ticket 11:35 time. If there is a line you can go to other places and come back later. Ford theatre is air conditioned and I don't think the... More
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TLPsMom
24 May 2017|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
The tour and museum are self guided but includes a ranger talk in the actual theater. There are rangers available inside the museum to answer questions.
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tigrecat
5 May 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
Same day tickets are limited and do sell out. I would suggest to go early. We went a few weeks ago and they were sold out so we had to return the next day. Box office opens at 8:30am, we got there exactly 8:30 and had no... More
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