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Petersen Boarding House

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Address: 516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
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Don't miss this treat right across the street from Ford's Theatre

Was really impressed vith this venue that is run in conjunction with the Ford Theatre. We got there early on Sunday morning and had little trouble due to crowds seeing everthing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really impressed vith this venue that is run in conjunction with the Ford Theatre. We got there early on Sunday morning and had little trouble due to crowds seeing everthing. Presentations are great and don't miss taking a photo by the pile of books about Lincoln that are stacked from floor to ceiling - Four floors worth. impressive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since my ticket got me to Ford's Theater and the Petersen House, I went to the house afterwards. I saw the bedroom where Lincoln died. The house is very small, but there is the museum that is after the house tour that depicts the events after his death, and they have much to see.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stop after the Ford theater tour. It didn't take long but provided info about the events after the shooting. The audio tour was again very helpful for the kids and we all learned a lot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ford's Theatre was closed so we walked into the Petersen house. There was something moving about being in the bedroom where Lincoln died, yes. But there is so little to actually attribute to him. It's not like he lived there. Even the actual bed where he died is kept in Chicago for some reason. So you are left with looking... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited after touring Fords Theater. It’s directly across the street from Ford’s and well worth visiting. Admission is free although you have to get tickets through Ford’s theater online or by stopping in their office. After a tour of the first floor of the house where Lincoln died you take an elevator up. Like a few other DC museums... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our ticket to Ford's Theatre included admission to the Petersen Boarding House. It is worth visiting, although a little creepy, because it is where Lincoln died. It is interesting to compare the size of the house and furnishings with the size of houses and furniture today, especially when one considers how many people were coming in and out of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting Ford's Theater head across the street and get in line for the Peterson House. Just don't accidently get into the line for the Waffle shop close to it! The lines overlapped today! The same ticket you used to get into the Ford's Theater will get you into the Peterson House but you must present your ticket at the... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ticket to Ford's Theater now includes Petersen House as well. I found it even more interesting than the theater! Give it a try!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a quick walk through after visiting the Ford's Theatre but a great way to conclude your visit. You definitely want to go to Ford's first to see the museum and the one act drama to fully appreciate the significance of the Petersen House. All the furnishings are not original to the house but are period pieces so don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The US Parks Ranger on duty was interesting and informative and willing to answer questions. While there is not a lot to see, the rooms on display are well appointed with period furnishings

Thank TexasGrannieJ

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