Ford's Theatre

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General Information

Ford’s Theatre is the site of the assassination of the U.S president Abraham Lincoln which happened in April 1865. The theatre was being used as a warehouse and office building in the late 19th century and was closed down in 1893 after part of the building collapsed and killed 22 people. The theatre was reopened in 1968, it has been renovated since in 2000 and 2009. It is a key place for socialising in the city.

Getting there

There are three car parks within the local vicinity of the theatre. If you are using public transport, the best way to get there is by Metrorail with ‘Metro Centre’ on the blue, orange and silver line being the nearest station.

Opening Times and Admission

The theatre company at Ford’s run shows throughout the year, check the website for availability. You can also visit the theatre on a tour, these run daily between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Tickets for the tour cost $3 and the tour lasts 2 hours.

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  • 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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  • +1 202-347-4833

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