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Ford's Theatre

Contact Info
511 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Phone:
202-347-4833
Basics
Type:
Monument-Building

Description

The evening of April 14, 1865, has forever been marked with tragedy. On that night, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by actor John Wilkes Booth. Just days after General Lee’s Confederate troops surrendered at Appomattox, VA, a time of hope and peace in Washington and around the country turned to a period of mourning that America had never seen before.

The theater itself is still in operation, though renovations may close access to the public. The Petersen House, where Lincoln was brought after being shot, is open daily for free self-guided tours.

Hours + Fees

Hours:
9 am - 5 pm, Daily
Season:
Year-round

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