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Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Teatro e Local Histórico e Tombado
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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    Lexy H.
    ":-) Definitely go downstairs to museum (museus), it's amazing."(12 dicas)
    Carie J.
    "The museum exhibit (exposições) wasn't bad."(3 dicas)
    Joan E.
    "Before/theatre, dine at Bistro (bistrôs) d'Oc across the street."(2 dicas)
    The Traveler
    "The line (filas) out front moves really quickly."(3 dicas)
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  • Thiago R.
    Thiago RodriguezMaio 19, 2015
    Ver o Teatro (por fora) que o presidente Lincoln foi assassinado
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongAgosto 7, 2014
    Very good audio tour, well done & informative museum, good presentation by the ranger in the Theatre itself. Worth a visit to learn more about Lincoln, see where he was shot and the room in he died.
  • Edward D.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Edward DelfinoAgosto 28, 2018
    A part of American history. Info & artifacts related to the assassination of Abe Lincoln. This is a place all Americans visiting DC ought to take the time to visit. You might even learn something.
  • Aaron S.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Aaron SmithMaio 13, 2015
    Museum isn't great. You can see what Abe was wearing when he was shot and also the head his pillow was on. The Peterson house is worth it as is the small show you see in the theatre. Can't see the box
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyDezembro 27, 2015
    We had a really cool afternoon here, they have a lot of information and displays on the Lincoln assassination and even the actual gun used by John Wilkes Booth.
  • The Travelerícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    The TravelerJulho 25, 2019
    Theater is restored and the seats were comfortable for the presentation on President Lincoln’s assassination. The line out front moves really quickly. I would recommend a visit if in the area.
  • John H.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    John HankusJulho 16, 2015
    Get there early for the free tickets because they sell out for the day on a first come first serve basis really quick.
  • Claire E.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Claire EllenJulho 19, 2015
    And often overlooked stop in DC I highly recommend it do the tour of the museum and the presentation very informative
  • Joan E.
    Joan EisenstodtFevereiro 3, 2013
    Esteve aqui mais de 10 vezes!
    Before/theatre, dine at Bistro d'Oc across the street. Charming, family own & operated;excellent food, ambience, lovely wines. Soak up the history IN Theatre. Enjoy excellent productions.
  • Cheng Y.
    Cheng YangOutubro 17, 2014
    If you are coming for an evening performance, other than the French bistro opposite the theatre, try Hard Rock( happy hour 4-7pm) or Harrys( on E st & 11th) for a quick drink & small bites before show
  • Joao V.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Joao Veloso JrFevereiro 13, 2018
    Historical site. Staff presents by heart and makes it even more special.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WiedenhoeftJunho 23, 2013
    Audio tour is not worth the extra money. The tour is worth the time & the theater is amazing. You can see directly into the box where Lincoln was shot.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FauntleroyDezembro 29, 2011
    saw A Christmas Carol and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the show! excellent acting, great costumes, a little music and dancing, scary ghosts and the show moved right along!
  • Danielle S.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Danielle S.Março 26, 2013
    If you come for the programming outside of the tours and museum, forget One Destiny. Go for the educational talk with park ranger Caleb instead. What a fox!
  • Denis H.
    Denis HurleyJunho 29, 2014
    The employees will tell you seats in the theater are "first come, first serve," but there are plenty of seats. Stay in the museum as long as you want- there's no need to rush for a seat and wait.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LesterJaneiro 9, 2010
    The museum is free but you need to get a ticket at the box office, which is located inside. The video presentations are great. Make sure to watch all of them! Leia mais
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANFevereiro 1, 2011
    Site of Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, Ford’s is the most visited site, off the Mall, in Washington, DC. Watch this C-SPAN YouTube video for more history from Theatre Director Paul Tetreault. Leia mais
  • Keith H.
    Keith HunterOutubro 24, 2013
    Don't fight the line to go downstairs. Go up stairs and opposite of the presidential box for the best seats ever.
  • James C.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    James CSetembro 7, 2015
    It's a humbling experience. Truly a place that must be seen by all people.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovembro 23, 2010
    Ford's Theatre has preserved the 1865 scene where President Lincoln was assassinated. Plays are produced on the same stage onto which John Wilkes Booth jumped after the fatal shot.
  • heidi l.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    heidi longAbril 8, 2017
    Small theater, but nice seats and Wonderful play. "Ragtime ". Beautiful singing and musuc
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAbril 1, 2010
    On the second floor of the Theater, you can see the boxseat where Abe Lincoln was sitting when he was killed. On the lower level the museum displays exhibits about Lincoln’s life and his tragic death.
  • Erik G.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Erik GrayAbril 20, 2017
    Watch the play that portrays the days after. It's all done by two actors.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AbrahamDezembro 28, 2012
    You can rent the Acoustaguide for $5, or use your smartphone and download the Ford's Theater app. fords.org.
  • Genie G.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Genie GohmanOutubro 20, 2012
    We walked right in got our tickets and started the tour. This was October which is off season, but there were a lot of tour buses.
  • Chef Scott A.
    Chef Scott AndersonNovembro 3, 2013
    Be sure to talk to volunteers, they have loads of great info
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    The place where President Abraham Lincoln was shot dead has been restored to how it was on that fateful night. Tours start with an exhibition that tells the story of his presidency. Leia mais
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovembro 28, 2011
    Across from the no-gum-allowed Ford's Theater, there's a gum tree you stick your gum on and take a picture with. If you're into that kind of nostalgic gum-chewing.
  • Andy T.
    Andy ThompsonOutubro 31, 2010
    For being such an old place, Ford Theatre sure is technologically hip! So hip it's Google Maps favorite places and has a Fourswuare special!
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarberAbril 17, 2011
    Audio tour is worth the 5 bucks. Make sure to check the daily schedule to know when you can enter.
  • DC Preservation League
    Built by Baltimore theater entrepeneur John T. Ford in 1833 and reconstructed by architect James J. Gifford in 1863. The theatre was restored in 1967 to 1865 appearance
  • John
    JohnJaneiro 2, 2013
    Only the most dedicated and committed fans of American history come here to learn about the man who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation.
  • Jobu J.
    Jobu JemasJulho 20, 2013
    The narrator was great. Really made you feel like you were there that night.
  • Lexy H.
    Lexy HaynesAgosto 26, 2010
    Especially nice at Christmas time to see A Christmas Carol. :-) Definitely go downstairs to museum, it's amazing.
  • Deb
    DebJunho 24, 2023
    Outstanding service from the staff.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PileJulho 27, 2013
    Need a free timed ticket. Theatre is gorgeous. Rangers do a great job of telling the history.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAgosto 9, 2014
    So small and hard seats if you're going for a show but historically significant.
  • Michael X B.
    Michael X Bell😏Março 23, 2011
    Love visiting this museum, great museum in the basement, highly recommend
  • JESS3
    JESS3Novembro 16, 2011
    Head to the back of the building (use the alley off of F) to see where Booth had his horse waiting when he shot Lincoln.
  • Vivian N.
    Vivian NunezJaneiro 2, 2013
    Amazing place to learn about Lincoln and Civil War.
  • Laura Harvey S.
    Laura Harvey StoutFevereiro 20, 2011
    Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore and get the audio tour for $5
  • Biz T.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Biz TraveldudeNovembro 7, 2015
    Cool, quaint, historic
  • Carie J.
    Carie JonesJulho 10, 2011
    I recommend skipping this stop. Crazy anti-climactic for the wait. The museum exhibit wasn't bad.
  • pipituícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    pipituDezembro 29, 2014
    Free tour tickets are available daily at BO.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CastroAbril 9, 2013
    One of the best free tours in DC.
  • Dana S.
    Dana SpechtNovembro 6, 2011
    I found the rangers and staff to be knowlegable, helpful, and fun.
  • Karin K.
    Karin KreutzerJunho 12, 2011
    After the assassination the entire building was ultimately gutted due to multiple burnings. The only original element is the brick mortar.
  • Loretta S.
    Loretta StultzJulho 5, 2010
    This is a great theatre. It has history and it has been done over in the last couple of years.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon M.Abril 24, 2013
    In march the park service closes off the Lincoln booth because the large school groups create a fire hazard :(
  • Shannon J.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Shannon JeropkeNovembro 15, 2021
    This is where Lincoln was assasinated.
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