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Ford's Theatre: Tours & Tickets

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The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse...more
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511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fords Theatre is a must visit on any Washington DC visit. Great staff and national park rangers to answer any questions you might have. You can now visit the Theatre, museum, The Peterson House and the education center. Don’t miss out by forgetting to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ronr821
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We reserved the first tour time of the morning (9 AM) and arrived about 10 minutes early. After a short wait outside we were sent downstairs to the small museum. It was neat but wasn’t very big so it didn’t take long to see what...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank allygator78
Reviewed 5 days ago

A MUST SEE TOUR!! All staff is there to answer any questions while you're viewing exhibits to enter Ford's Theatre. A staff person enters the stage accounting all the events leading up to that night of the fatal shooting of President Lincoln and all the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FrankAlyce
Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess it had been open that morning, but when we got there in the afternoon, they had shut down the Theatre for remodel and rehearsing (I think that's what they said). We were really disappointed to not be able to see it, but the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cptkurk
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great and inspirational visit. There are lots of exhibits and artifacts relating to the death of President Lincoln. Glad to have the honor to visit with our group of friends.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TCzones
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a small fee you can go inside. It’s been refurbished to look like it did in 1865. The box where Lincoln was shot, very prominent. Nice talk by the guide about the night of the shooting , very informative.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ranger talk was very interesting filled with facts I did not know. Museum is very dimly light - I assume to preserve artifacts but made it difficult for me to read descriptions.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AAS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't planned on going here but was suggested by fellow passenger on plane. Glad we went. Very enlightening.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank casper684
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this for anyone visiting Washington. The park service has done such a good job and preserving this piece of history. Go on line and pay the three dollars to make sure you can get in. Make sure to get the ticket with museum,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Firemedic26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came by just to see the outside. Found out tickets were free and you could tour the exhibits below, then see the theater with a presentation by a ranger and then a tour of the house across the street where Lincoln died. Amazing history, great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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wefiveinelgr
12 October 2019|
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Response from GPTravel73 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought guys & dolls would play around 2.5hrs, there may be an intermission also, so possibly add another 15mins. For dining before or afterwards I can recommend “Old Ebbitt Grill” simply superb, one of there... More
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Robert B
28 September 2019|
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Response from SuStMaAl | Reviewed this property |
hi! As far as I know, you need to book your visit in advance, or take your chance at the box office. There is no tour guide, but you can rent the audio guide. You can't go in any time you want because the place is not big... More
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DmD183
23 July 2019|
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Response from WishUWereHere24319 | Reviewed this property |
I had a similar thing had reservations 2 hours after our start time. I got so caught up in everything to see we did not come close to making it. It all depends how much you are into history and how "awed" you are by being... More
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