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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...more
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I recommend this for anyone visiting Washington. The park service has done such a good job and preserving this piece of history. Go on line and pay the three dollars to make sure you can get in. Make sure to get the ticket with museum,...More
Came by just to see the outside. Found out tickets were free and you could tour the exhibits below, then see the theater with a presentation by a ranger and then a tour of the house across the street where Lincoln died. Amazing history, great...More
This historic and iconic theatre was completely renovated and re-opened in February 2009 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Whether you visit to tour the Landmark and listen to the presentation by a National Park Service Ranger, experience the Museum in the...More
Great history and story telling of the tragic event that took place here. Worthwhile to go across the street and see where they took Lincoln afterwards. I've gone to Ford Theater in the past and recall that you could actually walk into the box where...More
The civil war and the assassination of President Lincoln is an integral part of our nations history. The Ford Theatre is an important part of this time period. There are 4 parts to the Fords Theatre. The museum below the theatre, the actual theatre, the...More
learned a lot about Lincoln just by being there, to see the theatre where he was actually shot in, the Booth escape route, the bed Lincoln was put in across the street, all such interesting stuff that you historians cannot miss
Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more we’re it not for the large gaggle of teenagers and younger children running around. Also, I thought it was a guided tour for some reason, but it wasn’t. They met you into the basement for 25 minutes where...More
We've seen it in movies and pictures but you can be there, walk over to where President Lincoln was sitting, and see where he was sitting. It's too bad the actual blood stained chair was replaced, it's over at a museum in Dearborn Michigan. You...More
hi! As far as I know, you need to book your visit in advance, or take your chance at the box office. There is no tour guide, but you can rent the audio guide. You can't go in any time you want because the place is not big... More
hi! As far as I know, you need to book your visit in advance, or take your chance at the box office. There is no tour guide, but you can rent the audio guide. You can't go in any time you want because the place is not big, and they have a max number of people every 30 minutes. So, you when you book, you choose the admission time and everyone who booked the same time will be admitted together.
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I had a similar thing had reservations 2 hours after our start time. I got so caught up in everything to see we did not come close to making it. It all depends how much you are into history and how "awed" you are by being... More
I had a similar thing had reservations 2 hours after our start time. I got so caught up in everything to see we did not come close to making it. It all depends how much you are into history and how "awed" you are by being in such a historical place.