Ford's Theatre

511 Tenth Street NW Washington DC 20004 at E Street NW
4.4 by 2402 members
Ford's Theatre 4.441548709408827 out of 5 2402

About Ford's Theatre

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.


Some seats in the theater have a slightly obstructed view.

364 Ford's Theatre Tips

  • Casual 2
  • Take public transit 4
  • Park in lot 1
  • Dine before you go 2
25 events
20 reviews
4 stars
The weather was windy. I wore a sweater, pants, and shoes.
24 events
21 reviews
1 stars
Ford's Theatre is an easy walk from Metro Center.
Although we wanted to take Metro which is only two blocks away, they were doing track work and it would have taken us too long. There are numerous parking garages in the area. The lot next to the theater is the most expensive at $30, but just two blocks away, we paid $10.
The theater is right in the heart of the theater district. Between Warner and Verizon Center so there are lots of places to eat
The weather was rainy. I wore casual pants and a top.
Ellen Bass
68 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Or, add your own... Recommend Bistro D'Oc across the street. It has a pre-theater menu for $25.
11 events
3 reviews
1 stars
Bistro d'oc, across the street. Very good food reasonably priced.

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