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.
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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
The theater now seats about 640 people but in Lincoln's time apparently the theater seated 2000 people because they were a lot smaller.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can follow up with who staffed your particular performance? Regarding intermission time, we recognize our historic...More