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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

511 10th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004, USA

President Abraham Lincoln was shot while attending a play at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Following the shooting, he was moved to the Petersen House, a neighboring boardinghouse, where he died nine hours later.


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Located on 10th Street NW between E and F streets. The site is within walking distance of the Metro stops at Metro Center and Gallery Place. Parking garages and metered street parking are located nearby.

Visitor Services

Handicapped accessible, theatre, museum bookstore

Available Interpretation

Living history and interpretive programs

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free, but tickets are required, please go to website for ticket information.


Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Closed: during matinees and rehearsals. Call to confirm hours.



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