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Ford's Theatre

Washington, USA
4.7 / 38
The theater where the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was killed. This happened in 1865, when Lincoln was in his VIP box to watch the play. A native of the slaveholding South of the USA and a fanatic of the old order D.W. Booth secretly entered the box and shot the president. Now the theater functions as a museum. The building is included in the register of national historical places of the USA.
Address:511 10th Street Northwest, Washington
Phone:+1 202-347-4833

Ford's Theatre is a beautiful historic site. It is infamous for being the site of the assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln on Apri.. Read more »
Really amazing experience. You have a chance to walk right next to the spot where president Lincoln was assassinated. The theatre looked amazing, even.. Read more »
Ford's theater is definitely worth the (short) trip from the national mall. We sat in the seats where the audience would have been on the fateful nigh.. Read more »
A phenomenal piece of history! It was a great experience. The park rangers were super knowledgeable and the presentation in the theatre was very impr.. Read more »
This theater is both an active theater and a museum about Abraham Lincoln. There is no charge but free tickets from the box office in the theater are .. Read more »
Fascinating piece of history. You do have to get tickets but they're free and work on donations only. Its about a 20 minute presentation in the theate.. Read more »
This is a fantastic museum/theater, and I’m so happy I was able to visit a few days ago! This is owned by the National Parks Service meaning there is.. Read more »
The theatre is run by the park service, so it is well maintained. Pretty standard exhibits, but informative. If you can go to the play, I highly reco.. Read more »
I can say I did this now. It was nice but there were way too many tourists and felt more like a highway side stop than a historic site. The rangers we.. Read more »
This is a must see if you value our American history. The Park Service now owns the theater and the Peterson house ( Where Abe died). Still an active.. Read more »
Historical site. It has aged and been restored well. SAW A GREAT MUSICAL CALLED GRACE! I recommended you reading this review go see it. Had an incredi.. Read more »
I am the Co-Director of a Senior Program called ARTS (Active Retired Talented Seniors) in Prince George's County and wee were at the matinee show toda.. Read more »
Super fun little museum with a ton of fantastic American artifacts that you can learn a lot from. Very well taken care of theatre that is actually in .. Read more »
Amazing feeling being there and seeing the theater. The tour was not organized well I thought, no group leader. More you just wander and read the capt.. Read more »
Great museum describing the history behind the theater as well as its significance in President Lincoln's life and death. The theater hosts performanc.. Read more »
A beautiful venue filled with history. The place is gorgeous and you get to see a lot of items of Abraham Lincoln's. Good idea to reserve ahead of the.. Read more »
The inside of Ford's Theater has been modernized, but the facade remains pretty much as it was back in the day. We found it a great place to brush up .. Read more »
Great little theater in the heart of downtown DC. Very historical with a neat, FREE little museum on Lincoln. Saw "A Christmas Carol" on their Christ.. Read more »
The theatre is beautiful, intimate. A Christmas Carol was perfect for my 11 year old granddaughter. Seats in dress circle were perfect, center stage.. Read more »
The manager helped my family tonight by allowing us change our seats when my kids couldn’t see because the people sitting in front of them were tall. .. Read more »
Ford's Theater was spectacular and a moving experience. The history, the beauty mixed with the sadness of the fate of our dear Mr. President Lincoln.. Read more »
This was H.I.S.T.O.R.Y plain and simple.... from the war to Boothe's background and his associates, to re-telling of the day itself and artist depicti.. Read more »
We really enjoyed the self-guided tour! Spent about 45 minutes here, although I'm sure if you read everything in the little museum downstairs and aske.. Read more »
The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The theater is very impressive. The lower level has dim lighting, probably to help preserve the writings and .. Read more »
Our family loved this tour. To get the most out of it, make sure to get an audio guide to listen to at different stations in the museum. It was worth .. Read more »
Ford's Theater is a must see for anyone remotely interested in Abraham Lincoln. I give this place 5 stars because it's loaded with history, the staff .. Read more »
A great historic place to see. The rangers are friendly and super knowledgeable about the place. If you are able to talk with them, they will tell y.. Read more »
The museum and theater were great with lots of info. I would rate it a 5 star, but we were rushed through. Guests are only given one hour for the muse.. Read more »
Tour guide was absolutely fantastic! So much great information and well laid out museum. Amazing artifacts. Well worth the time.
Great info and interesting to see. A bit pricey but worth it. museum is great and gift shop was cool. Will bring my son once he’s a little older.
Fords is finally open! What an interesting and educational place to see. So much history packed into this theatre! The staff was really helpful and.. Read more »
Ford’s Theatre has a very cool small museum. It is well put together but does have a lot of information and can be a bit overwhelming. Plan to spend a.. Read more »
How can anyone go and not want to weep? Fantastic park rangers.
We have visited Ford’s theatre a few times now and I always find something new to see there. Each of the park rangers give a fun and unique talk in t.. Read more »
LOVELY! The staff and park rangers are so friendly and informative. This is one of the more lesser known things to do in DC and I highly recommend. .. Read more »
For $3, it's a very fair bargain. The museum below the theater has nice exhibits and it's interesting to see the theater. You should know, though, tha.. Read more »
Great museum and historic site. The staff was very helpful and they took lots of COVID precautions. They only let people in with advanced tickets on t.. Read more »
The museum and inside was closed, but still interesting seeing the outside and the house across the street where President Lincoln died.
Had a great time watching "My American Cousin", really great play. During the showing some lady screamed from a booth above me, and I heard a gunshot .. Read more »
amazing sad it was close
Been there twice every time I go to Washington I’ll probably visit
Neat museum
I feel sorry for Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre of 1865.
Well preserved piece of history. Sad day in time, but such a well explained historical account. Covers history before, during, and after the assassina.. Read more »
If you are into history involving Abraham Lincoln, this location has to be on your bucket list. We were not there for a performance; however, we did.. Read more »
Cool historic site! Good museum, not very large, but still a good time. Exhibits walk you through the entirety of Lincoln's presidency including the c.. Read more »