Where is Ford’s Theatre?
Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. was the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Lincoln died the next morning at Petersen House, across the street. The Petersen House and the Theater are preserved together as the Ford National Historic Site, managed by the National Park Service; programming within the theater and the Center for education is overseen separately by the Ford’s Theatre Society.
Ford’s Theater celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through Theater and education. A working Theater, National Historic Site, world-class Museum and Learning Center, Ford’s Theatre is the first destination in Washington, D.C. to explore and celebrate Lincoln’s ideals and guiding principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression. It was renovated and reopened as a Theater in 1968. In the 2000s it was renovated again, opened on 12 February 2009, in memory of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city. Birthday of Lincoln. A related Center for education and leadership Museum Experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House.
Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Opened: August 1863
Tickets: $3 · fords.org
Visitation: 856,079 (2005)
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