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

This was the first tour that we did to start our U.S. History week of vacation. It was a great way to introduce the importance of Lincoln in United States history then and now.

Thank Nina H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only spending a quick day in D.C., so we didn't want to run the risk of not getting into the Theatre when it worked with our schedule, so we went ahead & reserved tickets the night before (It costs $3/ticket), however if you...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Park Ranger Steve Miller was an excellent storyteller! Try to schedule your tour when he’s working! Fantastic experience.

Thank kathryndecker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the theater and an extensive history lesson, not simply of the assassination, but if the politics leading up to Lincoln’s election and his inaugurations. The one-man show done as a soliloquy by the soldier who shot Booth was both unexpected and riveting....More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Ford’s Theatre does a nice job telling the story of Lincoln’s assassination. All 4 of our boys enjoyed seeing this part of history.

Thank JenniferNordell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your visiting D.C. for the history then you will enjoy this place. Get there early to get tickets. When we got there, there was already a long line. We stood in line while another person in our party went to get our tickets. So...More

Thank Angela269
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's chilling seeing where Lincoln was shot. The narration was superb and you can visualize the moments leading up to the assasination.

Thank ScubadiverNy
Reviewed 4 days ago

In all my trips to DC I have never been to the Ford's Theatre and I have to say it was worth it. We got there late and didn't get the guided tour so not really sure what we missed out on there but just...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being from Illinois this was a must see for us. We felt that being from the Land of Lincoln this is something we needed to visit.

Thank 698tamif
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its easy enough to find and just up the road from Hard Rock Cafe! The whole display on either side of the road is worth paying extra for to get the whole story

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Colleen P
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Response from Charles C | Reviewed this property |
2 hours is about right
4 July 2018|
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Response from patriciasowers | Reviewed this property |
It is open. Lines can get long but well worth the wait. I strongly encourage you to visit Ford's Theatre across the street. The museum downstairs is excellent!!!
20 June 2018|
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Response from Bethany T | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is to order them online at their website and pick them up at the will call window. We went to the theater and then across the street to the Home that he died in. The line there may look long, but it goes... More