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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
+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed yesterday

From the online reservations to the tour itself, Ford's Theater was a great experience. You arrive at scheduled time, short wait in line and then are ushered into the new exhibit area about the Washington and our country in the time of Lincoln - leading...More

1  Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Reviewed yesterday

The theater has been restored to look like the original setting of April 1965. The ranger was great in telling the story of the time period and enjoyed the museum and Petersen House as well.

1  Thank BC1233
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a parks spokesperson that tells the story of the events leading up to President Lincoln's assassination, while you are s at d in the theatre. I think the interior has been redone, but it still looks old and you feel like it could...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The theater where Lincoln was assassinated . Interesting exhibits detail the plot murder and aftermath followed by a park ranger lecture inside the theater. Across the street is where Lincoln succumbed to his wound.Be sure to obtain free timed tickets on the available on the...More

Thank Allan2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since President Abe Lincoln was shot here and is a major part of our American history this is a must see. There is no fee to see Fords theatre and then across the street the boarding house where the President past away. The tour is...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 4 days ago

So unreal to see the place where Lincoln was shot - to hear the assassination plot and relive those moments leading up to President Lincoln's death.

Thank 255katheb
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to the Ford's Theatre probably 3 or 4 times since I was a child. I guess I didn't read the info possibly posted on the walls about this being the exact location of President Lincoln's assassination, but not the exact same interior. After...More

Thank FunnyBaldMan
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to DC on family vacations to take in the sights 2 times prior to this and missed this from our radar. The last trip we went on, walking back from the Mall we noticed a line outside a theater and realized it...More

1  Thank kconetta
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a re-creation, it is not bad. In the theater room, there is a guide dress in the civil war area who shares experiences and answers questions, over in the museum you can see the remake bed Lincoln kicked the bucket on as well a...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4 with 2 young teens. The museum itself was informational, but didn't "grab" the kids for the most part. That all changed when we went into the theater and heard the ranger tell the tail. I was on the edge...More

Thank WeekendsRFun
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24 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
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.
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