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Petersen Boarding House

516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-426-6924
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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
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"lincoln died"
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"john wilkes booth"
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"ford's theater"
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"across the street"
in 38 reviews
"passed away"
in 9 reviews
"actual bed"
in 3 reviews
"funeral train"
in 2 reviews
"mary lincoln"
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"period pieces"
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"books written about lincoln"
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"learning center"
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"ticket includes"
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"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"historic landmark"
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"original artifacts"
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"self guided tour"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been studying the Lincoln assassination for years so this attraction was high on my list of must visits in Washington. Actually visiting just did not live up to my expectations. There was almost nothing original left of the house and many things such...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

You need a ticket from the Ford Theatre to visit Petersen House. It is one of the attractions your ticket includes ($3 if pre-booked online, or free if you walk in and the tour that hour isn't yet full). The Petersen House is where Lincoln...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The aftermath of the assassination both literally and figuratively is summed up here. You begin your tour on the first floor through the waiting areas to the small room in which Lincoln died. Then the tour takes you to an excellent exhibit show casing the...More

Thank chr_8
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

iThis is the house across the street from Ford's Theatre, where President Lincoln was carried after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. You see the parlor where Mary Lincoln waited, the room where witnesses were interviewed and then the bedroom where the President died. It...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is part of the Ford's Theater tour. So when you go to one, you get to go to this. They set it up pretty cool and is something that you should see.

Thank barry88
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

You go to the Peterson home after the Fords theatre visit across the street. There is a short wait in line. You enter and go back to see the room where Lincoln was taken. It is small. The Aftermath part of the museum is very...More

Thank JonandLaura1
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Stop by the Petersen House after you tour Ford's Theater! It doesn't take too long to go through the self guided tour and you can see the very place that Lincoln took his last breaths. Also, the book display itself is worth seeing!

Thank amfr08
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After touring Ford's Theater across the street, we went to this home to tour. It was very interesting. Don't expect to see the actual furniture though as the owner of this homes children sold it all sadly. It is still worth seeing. You move thru...More

Thank jweith
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

You walk into the first floor of the home where it all took place and it makes you feel like you were there. Then you head up the aftermath museum. This was the best part of the museum. The other floors can be skipped as...More

Thank K6987ESlindar
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Across from the Ford Theater is the Peterson House where Lincoln died on April 15, 1865...it's really sad..and hard to believe this gentle yet so strong president was taken away from us at the start on the US reconstruction. This was part of the Ford...More

Thank itsxjackie
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airforce155
4 August 2017|
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Not for the house itself. There are parking garages, but they are not cheap. If you are will to walk a long distance, you can find free parking on Sundays.
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