If you go: Lincoln

Ford’s Theatre

511 10th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C.



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Besides the theater itself, there is a museum below it that covers Lincoln’s presidency, the Civil War, and aspects of his assassination. The Petersen House, across the street, is where Lincoln died. Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership is next door to the Petersen House and includes museum exhibits and spaces for school programs, workshops, and professional development for teachers.

Box office opens at 8:30 a.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day); site opens at
9 a.m.; final entry to the museum is 4 p.m.; final entry to the theater is 4:30 p.m.; final entry to the Petersen House and Center exhibits is 5:30 p.m.

A limited number of free tickets for the entire complex are available daily at the theater box office beginning at
8:30 a.m. Advance tickets are $2.50. Theater admission is sometimes restricted because of theatrical productions.