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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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60 reviews
21 stars
Archives Metro is only a few blocks away.
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7 reviews
4 stars
Brunch at Bistro d'Oc quite nice and very reasonably priced. Parking next to theater is $15 on a Sunday but building a block away is $10 - enter on 11th bet. E & F.
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History on Foot at Ford's Theatre - Lincoln Assassination
31 ratings
4.6 average rating
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116 events
61 reviews
78 stars
attended Apr 29 2010

This is a really wonderful experience. The tour guide playing Det McDervitt really knew his history and he really got into his character. We all remarked how much we learned about the conspiracy as well as buildings in DC. This tour should be...

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75 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

This was an excellent presentation! Well-paced, well-presented and fascinating. We were surprised by how many people there were especially given the weather (about 30), but the tour leader used a microphone and the size of the group was not an...continued

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Vince Careatti Red Velvet
55 events
29 reviews
-2 stars
attended Apr 18 2012

I've been in Washington since 1960 and I thought I knew a lot about the history and historical sight. Boy was I wrong. I learned so much...Why a hooker is called a hooker for one. The reinactor was top notch. He wasright on with his...

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On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective John McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters at the corner of 10th and E Streets. Just before 10:30pm, frantic witnesses rushed in with news: President Lincoln had been shot at Ford’s Theatre. Before long, other rumors swept the streets: the Secretary of State, the Vice-President, General Grant were all dead…Southern prisoners had been freed…Confederate cavalry were converging on the city. This tour will look at the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and separate fact from fiction.

History on Foot lasts approximately two hours and makes at least eight stops throughout the story. The tour does not actually go inside the theater. The distance walked is approximately 1.4 miles, an easy walk to follow one of the most exciting nights in American history.