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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
+1 202-426-6924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Hokiechip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Ford's Theatre was closed while we were here but we got complimentary tickets to the place where Lincoln passed away and it was wonderful. Since it is right across the street we walked over after visiting Ford's gift shop and it was wonderful. The house...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We found the space crowded and difficult to view adequately. You progress in linear fashion through the house and people tended to linger at each exhibit. We eventually just skipped portions out of frustration. One solution would be to make sure you are at the...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were not able to get tickets to Ford's Theatre due to a performance while we were there, but we were able to go to Petersen House. This place is fascinating. To see where Lincoln died is a must for any History buff. Also the...More

Thank Misty J
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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.