Ford's Theatre in Washington DC is a National Historic Site that is preserved as the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth on 14-April 1865. It hosts stage performances, and also exhibits the historic sites and memorabilia associated with Lincoln.
Constructed in 1833 as the First Baptist Church, the building has also been used variously as a warehouse and office. The Ford's Theatre Museum exhibits items from the Olroyd Collection of Lincolniana, including items related to the assassination such as the Derringer pistol used for shooting, Booth's diary, Major Rathbone's gloves, contents of Lincoln's pockets when he was killed, his coat, deathbed pillow, and the original door to the theatre box where he sat.
Across the road is the Peterson House where Lincoln was carried to after the shooting and breathed his last.
511 10th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Nearest Transit: Metro Center (Blue Line, Orange Line, Silver Line & Red Line)
Ford's Theater and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Jefferson Memorial(1.9 km)
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National Gallery of Art(0.8 km)
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National Museum of American History(0.7 km)
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World War II Memorial(1.5 km)
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United States Capitol(1.5 km)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum(1.2 km)
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Washington Monument(1.2 km)
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