Ford's Theatre National Historic Site campus

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Ford's Theatre in 1865

511 10th St NW, Washington DC 20004-1402

President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre April 14, 1865. He died early the next day at the Petersen House across the street. The theater, still active, has been restored to its wartime appearance and hosts daily tours. A museum, including the gun used by John Wilkes Booth, is part of the experience here.
The Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership is located next door to the Petersen House and offers galleries exploring the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination, his legacy and other aspects of the president's life.

The theater is open at 9 am daily with last entry at 4:30 pm. Admission to all the Ford's Theatre attractions is free, but timed tickets are required. Reserving the tickets prior to your visit is strongly recommended. A service fee is charged for advance tickets. See for details and reservations.