Make sure you take the opportunity to go to Ford's Theatre. The guided tour will fill you with a plethora of information. You not only see the theatre, which includes the basement and count-by-count activity of Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth's activities the day of the shooting, but also gives you a tour of the house across the street where Lincoln died. The park ranger gave great details that we wouldn't have known anywhere else.
You have the opportunity to have headphones for the tour. I highly recommend it. It gives you the change to look at the photos and artifacts vs. reading and looking. We had 2 children and they had headphones as well. These were geared towards children understanding, and weren't the same as our adult headphone guided tour. Seeing the basement "museum" was very interesting and had an overwhelming amount of artifacts.
I enjoyed what I learned in the house across the street as well. The tower of Lincoln books was amazing to see. It was a stack of all books written about Lincoln. It was 3-stories tall. He is the most written about man ever.
Make sure you check out what play is being shown at the theatre. We came back that evening and enjoyed a play "The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee". The kids were able to enjoy this as well. There is something special about seeing a play where Lincoln saw plays. We were able to view his booth from our seats. Pretty special experience!
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