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- 98%History Buffs
- 72%Art & Design Lovers
- 68%Local Culture
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 61%Family Travelers
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- Ford's TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 22, 2014
I'm a history buff, so I love this historic theatre. This is where Lincoln was shot while watching a play. Very important piece of US history. The theatre is beautiful.Recommended for:
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- Ford's TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 20, 2014
This is one the National Park units. This where John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln and across the street is where he died. Both historical sites have an elevator now so it is now accessible. No disability parking in the area. You will need about 2 hours to view everything.Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewOct 28, 2013
My favorite place out of the entire week I spent in D.C. This theater is where Abraham Lincoln was shot, and you can not only tour it, but you can see the balcony where President Lincoln sat, the door where John Wilkes Booth snuck through, and the gun he used. The corridor leading up the balcony is sealed off, but rumors of ghostly footsteps echo down the stairs as you descend the theater basement for a mini museum. It's an intriguing experience, and I'd love to go back.Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Oct 23, 2013
Catch the evening performance at historic Ford's Theatre, the site of Lincoln's assassination - although the theater will close during the day, the show must go on at night, even in the midst of a government crisis.Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Sep 27, 2013
I've seen the inside of Ford's Theatre so many times in films and books, but to see it in real life is such a treat. It's like stepping into a dream. And you can even get in for free!Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Ford's Theatre was interesting, but I was in a food coma and dozed (to the embarrassment [and thus endless taunting fodder] of my boyfriend).
We did just the tour of the theater where a park ranger spoke about the events of Lincoln's assassination. I still found the stories interesting, a one time stop in DC for sure!
- Ford's TheatreJul 05, 2012
Visiting Fords is like taking a step back in time. History comes alive from the moment you step through the door! The museum downstairs lets you get up close and personal and has everything on display from the pillow Lincoln bled and died on to the tassels that hung from his coffin. They even have John Wilks Booths' own diary, compass and the derringer pistol that changed history as we know it!Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
To think that this is the place that President Lincoln was assassinated really brings history to life. Even if you are not a big fan of history I think you owe to yourself to visit this site.Recommended for:
- Ford's TheatreJul 05, 2012
One of the thrills of my visit to Washington. The Park Rangers who tell the story of that night make you feel as though you are living it. The museum downstairs has Lincoln's coat, shirt, the door to his Presidential box, the gun used by Boothe, the bullet recovered from his brain and many other items. This was of the many historic places that made me cry in Washington.