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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building had great architecture that was wisely conserved for all to appreciate. It had to the many styles that Washington has to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased tickets for $3 and it included the museum, Peterson house, exhibits and a ranger held talk about the theater and assassination. The house is 4 stories (has elevator) full of all things Lincoln including a book tower made from every book ever written...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Located across the street from Ford's Theatre this house is where the President was carried after being shot. He died here the following morning. The furnishings are accurate for the time but not original.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We did not tour the Petersen House last year because it was closed for renovations. We were excited to tour it this year. The tour of the house itself is very short because there are only three small rooms to see. Of particular note, of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NWRob
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

You need to purchase tickets at Ford theater and it can come with a tour of this. It’s great to see where the President died and learn about what happened after he passed. From funeral train to the huge pile of books written about him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Important historical location tied to Ford's Theater (across Street) this is the home in which Abe Lincoln died. Staff was understanding to a lost entry ticket situation. Very good bookstore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ArtandGinnyNY
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is just across the street from the Ford Theatre where President Lincoln was shot. There are two original beds in separate rooms. The first is where Abe was first laid and then later moved to the back bedroom.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan V
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The Peterson boarding house has the room where Lincoln died after being shot in Ford's theatre. There is also a lincoln museum in the same building. This museum is much larger than it used to be. Lot's of interesting exhibits. I liked this one better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Becky V
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Such a common, plain, small and intimate space. Hard not to envision being there when the tragic history was being made. The massive marble monuments are not the same at all.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RoyceF_12
Reviewed 11 August 2018

They have the room where Lincoln died then a lincoln museum. I liked this one better then the one at fords theater. The art piece of books in the exit lobby was awesome.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jess290718
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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.