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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just across the street from the Ford Theatre where President Lincoln was shot. There are two original beds in separate rooms. The first is where Abe was first laid and then later moved to the back bedroom.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peterson boarding house has the room where Lincoln died after being shot in Ford's theatre. There is also a lincoln museum in the same building. This museum is much larger than it used to be. Lot's of interesting exhibits. I liked this one better...More

1  Thank Becky V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a common, plain, small and intimate space. Hard not to envision being there when the tragic history was being made. The massive marble monuments are not the same at all.

1  Thank Royce F
Reviewed 12 August 2018

They have the room where Lincoln died then a lincoln museum. I liked this one better then the one at fords theater. The art piece of books in the exit lobby was awesome.

1  Thank jess290718
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Extremely important part of American History, this was our second visit to Ford's theatre, but the line was so long last time that we had to miss the Peterson House. This time the line was even longer, but we waited, and the line eventually moved,...More

1  Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

After taking a tour of the fords theater you can come across the street to this building to see where Lincoln was taken and where he died. The second floor was under renovation. We quickly walked through and then took the elevator which brought you...More

Thank asnow815
Reviewed 17 July 2018

So this is where Lincoln actually died after he was shot. He was carried here and taken in by the Petersen's. It's a really good walk through of the events of that night, and the final capture of his assassins. But the real prize is...More

2  Thank Queen14259
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I have been studying the Lincoln assassination for years so this attraction was high on my list of must visits in Washington. Actually visiting just did not live up to my expectations. There was almost nothing original left of the house and many things such...More

Thank ashapiro21
Reviewed 25 December 2017

You need a ticket from the Ford Theatre to visit Petersen House. It is one of the attractions your ticket includes ($3 if pre-booked online, or free if you walk in and the tour that hour isn't yet full). The Petersen House is where Lincoln...More

1  Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The aftermath of the assassination both literally and figuratively is summed up here. You begin your tour on the first floor through the waiting areas to the small room in which Lincoln died. Then the tour takes you to an excellent exhibit show casing the...More

1  Thank chr_8
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Kristell M
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Not for the house itself. There are parking garages, but they are not cheap. If you are will to walk a long distance, you can find free parking on Sundays.
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