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Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
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The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln,...

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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We went in the afternoon and found out quickly, you need to plan ahead. Went back the next day to line up at 7:30 a.m. (they open at 9) -- by 8:30 a.m. there were 50 people in... read more

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Miami, Florida
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We went in the afternoon and found out quickly, you need to plan ahead. Went back the next day to line up at 7:30 a.m. (they open at 9) -- by 8:30 a.m. there were 50 people in line. Many bus tours, so plan way in advance. Get the ticket into the theatre and the Peterson house. Well worth the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Visited on the 152nd anniversary of the Lincoln assassination. Excellent museum and incredibly helpful staff. The Peterson house across the street helps complete the story. Absolutely a must see in D.C.

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reserve timed ticket online in advance. Museum is limited, but interesting. Very moving to see actual box where Lincoln sat. No actual presentation when go into theater; having one would improve the experience. Rangers were very nice. Beautiful and stirring memorial in lovely location. Ask for the Jr. Ranger packet if traveling with kids to makeitmore educational and interesting.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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You should get your tickets in the morning if you can't online. The museum in the bottom is one of the best i have been in. You can get very close to the booth he was assainated in. If a line it is worth the wait

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It wasn't as impressive as I remember it from my visit as a child (but what is right?). It's very crowded but as long as you have an advance ticket, you're all set. You still have to cue up in the long line on the street, but once it's your appointed time, the line moves quickly into the theater. You'll... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, this is where our 16th president was shot. The theater is still standing and there's a museum in the basement. Both are worth visiting!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, Abraham Lincoln is amazing. Secondly, the theatre is a must visit in DC. A small yet preserved in the perfect way, you get to walk through the events of the evening. You start at a small museum on the lower level and then move forward with your dynamic guide for your 1 hour tour. I would revisit again... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ford's Theatre, an old (and still-working) theater that was the scene of President Lincoln's 1865 assassination, has so much history, but you need to know how to get the most out of it. Tours start with a visit to the museum, which is in the basement. It covers the mood of the nation during and immediately after the Civil War,... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is attraction is free, but there are only a limited amount of tickets available per day. It opens at 9, & often run out of the daily allowance of tickets by 9:30. It is an incredible experience, so you want to go. My advice is to buy your tickets online for $3.00 each. It's a minimal amount & it... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Ford Theater in 2000 and it was a quick informative visit to a very historic place. While I understand times have changed and security needs have increased, this really was not a fun visit. We arrived towards the front of a very long line, and ENTIRELY TOO MANY PEOPLE were admitted into what felt like an extremely... More 

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