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Ford's Theatre

511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
+1 202-347-4833
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-347-4833
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ford's Theatre is a must see in DC. Visit the museum in the basement before you leave. The museum walks you through Lincoln's life and the artifacts from the night he was murdered are powerful and solemn.

Thank Trav124fun
Reviewed 2 days ago

We watched the play, "Ragtime," in the theater and it was an excellent, Broadway caliber, production. The theater is small and so there really are no bad seats. Being able to watch a play in that venue helps bring the events of Lincoln's death into...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The theater now seats about 640 people but in Lincoln's time apparently the theater seated 2000 people because they were a lot smaller.

Thank Marti H
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter, 12, has been studying Lincoln's assassination. We figured the short jaunt into DC was a perfect time to see Ford's Theatre. We were pleased to show up on a Sunday, and get tickets for the entire exhibit (and the theatre) within the hour....More

1  Thank Jen R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I saw "Ragtime" on a weeknight in April. Great show performed by some talented people. Amazing to be sitting in theater where you see the box where Abraham Lincoln sat and was murdered. Beautifully restored theater The seating is a bit tight....More

Thank Csac56
Reviewed 5 days ago

We reserved tickets to hear the Ranger recount the events leading up to the assignation of Lincoln, tour the house across the street and the museum. The Ranger did a great job giving the history and telling the story. The house and museum had a...More

1  Thank Clamakah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Fords theater on a recent trip to D.C. I had not been for many years. The tour begins in the museum and is self guided. They exhibits are broken up by time period. It is well explained with great photos. The play is...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see a performance there. Cool little museum there related to Lincoln, of course, with his hat and clothing. It was pretty awesome to see a show where history actually happened.

Thank degd127
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into history and enjoy theatre then this is the place. Just saw an awesome performance of Ragtime and a tour of the attached museum about the assassination of President Lincoln. The theatre has been renovated and is beautiful. Getting a free tour...More

Thank WildmanWong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each show is going to be different, so won't comment on the performance aspect. but There are some areas of concern for me. The ushers (who I think are volunteers) are hit or miss; some are good, but others can be curt and bordering on...More

Thank Mark H
FordsTheatre, Manager at Ford's Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback! We are so sorry you found some of our ushers rude. Would you please email your performance date to onstage@fords.org, so we can follow up with who staffed your particular performance? Regarding intermission time, we recognize our historic...More

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Hi, TLPsMom. What would you like to know about this attraction? Did you get a chance to walk around and explore inside Ford's Theater with the Ranger Talk? I noticed that they had a walkthrough session which is just a self-guided tour. I'm trying to figure out which one to buy tickets for. Thanks!
24 May 2017|
Response from robhar174 | Reviewed this property |
We had lots of ranger talk during our tour, plus time to wander and ask questions.
I just want to see the museum and theatre box. When is the best time?
4 May 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
Same day tickets are limited and do sell out. I would suggest to go early. We went a few weeks ago and they were sold out so we had to return the next day. Box office opens at 8:30am, we got there exactly 8:30 and had no... More
Pete Serria
would it be busier on a Sunday or a Monday? Price on line?
17 April 2017|
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Response from linfer | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Tuesday and it was also a full house. They sell a certain number of tickets for each tour time and everyone goes in as a big group. Same-day tickets are free. To reserve tickets in advance is $8.