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Ford's Theatre

511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
+1 202-347-4833
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been in about 20 years. I decided to go back as an adult thinking I would appreciate it more. They usher you and about 200 people in a museum under the theater for about 45 minutes. There were a few interesting things and...More

Thank deegeegirl
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback! While “One Destiny” (the two man play you watched) does discuss the Presidential Box where Lincoln sat on the evening of his assassination, we think you might be more interested in one of our Guided Tours. We offer this program...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchase a ticket (inexpensive) on-line for a specific tour time. They allow you 45 minutes in the museum before the live performance in the theater. It was a little rushed; I could have used a couple of hours. The theater looks pretty much the way...More

Thank CAB_41_TRAV
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback! We’ve found that visitors range greatly in how much time they’d like to have to see the museum. We designated 45 minutes as the happy medium between those who want to see everything versus people who prefer to browse through...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First remember to get your tickets in advance because they do sell out quickly. About 20 minutes before your time to go in, they start lining up. You are taken into a small museum in the basement. So much wonderful information. They have John Wilkes...More

Thank pegeth13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum, so much to take in. Make sure you make it part of your plans when you're in DC. Be sure to get tickets ahead of time buy spending the $3 hold fee online instead of waiting in long lines outside. We also...More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was struck by the irony of the sign at the entrance banning firearms. Perhaps if this had been in place in 1865, history would have been changed dramatically, although I'm not convinced that assasins heed the warnings of prohibitive signs. The self-guided tour is...More

Thank NickyBobby
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a line so make reservations. You sit in the theater and a ranger talks about the theater and the history for just under 30 mins. Then out the door. They have a museum in the basement with the gun used to shoot...More

1  Thank betagirl67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended when there was a 2-person play being performed (can't recall the name) that recreated the events leading up to and during the assassination. Very moving and, for a history buff, very informative. The ticket included going across the street to the boarding house...More

Thank Brenton S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a wonderful play here about Lincoln's assassination. It was wonderful and so informative. A true must when in Washington. The theatre is iconic , while the play tells you so much about the history

Thank thehaganfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting in the winter, we saw that they had a walking tour based on the investigation of the assassination conspiracy. Being local, we could come back, so we signed up and loved it. McDevitt was a local young actor in costume, and he played...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our historical visit of Ford's theater. We saw the memorabilia in the basement of the theater and the Peterson House where Lincoln died. We could not see the box in which he was assassinated. The box is only available to be seen a...More

Thank tigrecat
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback! Ford's Theatre is a working professional theatre, and there will be occasions when visitors will not be able to enter the theatre or museum due to rehearsals, set load-ins and matinee performances. We would not be able to...More

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Hi, TLPsMom. What would you like to know about this attraction? Did you get a chance to walk around and explore inside Ford's Theater with the Ranger Talk? I noticed that they had a walkthrough session which is just a self-guided tour. I'm trying to figure out which one to buy tickets for. Thanks!
24 May 2017|
Response from robhar174 | Reviewed this property |
We had lots of ranger talk during our tour, plus time to wander and ask questions.
I just want to see the museum and theatre box. When is the best time?
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
Pete Serria
would it be busier on a Sunday or a Monday? Price on line?
18 April 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Tuesday and it was also a full house. They sell a certain number of tickets for each tour time and everyone goes in as a big group. Same-day tickets are free. To reserve tickets in advance is $8.