Ford's Theatre

511 Tenth Street NW Washington DC 20004 at E Street NW
4.4 by 1801 members
Ford's Theatre 4.417878956135481 out of 5 1801

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A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln visited Ford’s and was shot by John Wilkes Booth; he died the next morning in the Petersen House, a boarding house located across the street. Ford’s Theatre remained closed for more than 100 years. The stately downtown D.C. building officially reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre.

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The Spy Museum is close by. We did both and had a perfect day.
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Get there early as your ticket allows you to visit the museum downstairs....
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We had a lovely dinner at Asia Nine, which is just around the corner from the theater.
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Tons of eating places. We ate at Asia Nine which was around the corner. Very reasonable: appetizer [shared], wine, 2 entrees - including tip $55.00. Excellent food, excellent ambience & cloth covered tables.
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There is street parking and parking lots. We got there early and there were spots available.
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The weather was OK, rainy then fine. I wore black jeans, black turtle neck under a white pullover shrug. .
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