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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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Reviewed 8 December 2016

On April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre. What you find out when you take the tour is what led up to that event and who, what and how it was able to happen and the aftermath of the shooting and...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

While in town for a conference we stopped here to check it out and hear some history. You begin with a tour of the museum before being admitted to the theater. The performer who told us the story of Lincoln's assassination was passionate and knowledgeable....More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went to see A Christmas Carol over the weekend. It was amazing! I had been wanting to do this for as long as I can remember and am so glad I finally got to do it. The museum opens an hour early for theater...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

The exhibits, the speech by the actor/ranger and the theater itself are all excellent. Hard to believe it is free also. I would put this in the category of not to be missed by anyone with even slight interest in the civil war.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went to see the 7:30 show last night at the historic Ford's Theatre and was blown away by the performances and the theatre itself. I didnt have time to take any tours before the show but wish i could. Im not a big fan of...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

What a great museum and tour...and FREE. Amazing to hear the stories told about the night Lincoln was shot. Don't skip the house across the street where Lincoln died. Great museums in the theatre and the house. One of the BEST things I did in...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The theatre has been recreated and represents the place where President Lincoln was killed. It takes visitors back to that era. A Park Ranger gives talks several times a day but it is possible to enjoy the theatre on your own.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had lunch at Lincolns Waffles directly across the road which was pretty cool indeed, to sit there having breakfast looking at Fords Theatre. Makes for a great photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Absolutely the best way to start your Christmas season. Dicken's classic play is expertly performed with music and dancing and wonderful sets and costume. We go back every year. This historic and cozy theater couldn't be more conducive to the period piece. Museum downstairs is...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was unbelievable to be here and at the house across the street where Lincoln died. Arrive early and get tickets for both the theater and the basement museum. In the theater you'll see the President's box and hear from the ranger about the history....More

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maaustin2013
25 November 2017|
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Response from Sharon P | Reviewed this property |
Street. We were walking.
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cthob
7 October 2017|
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Response from ashapiro21 | Reviewed this property |
You should still be able to get tickets unless its a particularly although, you cannot go in or near the president's box
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belle438
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
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