Ford's Theatre, Washington DC

4.5
The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital for all audiences to explore and celebrate

Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality, and creative expression.
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  • This is a great site of history , with a free tour that places you in the theater the night it all happened, as well as the rush across the street to where Lincoln ultimately died. It is still active ...  more »
  • My husband, niece and I took the tour. The first part in the theater with the park ranger telling the story was great. Our guy was very entertaining. I use a wheelchair and accessibility was good and ...  more »
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  • Really loved Ford Theater! Being someone who loves history. It was so compelling to actually see Ford's Theeater. They have so much different things to read to learn more about that day he was shot. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves history.
  • It starts with a tour through the civil war museum, it is not extensive, but it is well done. Then, you go into the theater and we were told some background information and the story. She did a fantastic job, it was about a 45 minute presentation, it was engaging the whole time. There was a mix of fun facts and important history. She was passionate, it really came through. the last thing is you go to the house across the street, where Lincoln was taken to lie down. There is a great museum there also. Really a great place to go, and it's free!
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