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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 2 days ago

Was here with a group of high school students. Saw the musical The Wiz. Many of the high school students listed this show as the high light of the trip. I would agree.

Thank Donald K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have come here multiple times. It really makes you feel like you get to know what happened to the most amazing President in our history.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

How incredible to see this location of such a moment in history. Sobering really. Kind of wish that we didn't have to sit and watch such a long depiction of the day at the theater presented by 2 actors. It was well done, but just...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Scheduled visit on line. Paid $3 each for the visit. Auditorium is like the theater of old and made it very realistic when the story was told. Even better was a museum, no admission fee, across the street. First floor a gift shop but upper...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got tickets online as they are limited and there are set times to tour. They are free but a small fee is added when you reserve them online. Waited in line in the rain until it was our time. Ushered into theatre where a Park...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on our recent trip to D.C. and were lucky enough to see the production of 'The Wiz' which is one of my personal favorites. You can tour the museum in the basement where the actual gun used to assassinate President Lincoln resides. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as chaperones on our son's school trip. The ranger who did the presentation was very knowlegeable! Great place to take the family.

Thank Wiebke P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the self-guided tour and being able to walk through at our own pace and view all the exhibits. It was also really cool to be able to go into the theater and see the theater box where President Lincoln was sitting. We listened...More

Thank ketah777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history, and love taking hundreds of students from the midwest to my favorite city (DC), but here, we are made to feel like we are a bother to the National Park workers who run this. Especially at the Peterson House across the street....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a good walk from the mall, we made it in 10 minutes from the National Archives. Ticketed entry is required, by donation. The ranger gave a great 15 minute lecture and was available for questions.

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maaustin2013
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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
23 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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