Take a Guided Tour of Ford’s Theatre This Summer

Of course, you’re familiar with the story of what happened on April 14, 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre, but did you know the theatre itself offers a guided tour to help you understand the events of the evening? Docents will introduce you a number of lesser known details about the assassination, and will lead you through the President’s Box (where Lincoln was sitting), onto the main theatre stage (where you can see the box from an actor’s perspective), and into the alley behind the theatre (where Booth ran to escape). 

Before or after your tour you can also visit the on-site museum and Petersen House. Yelpers note that tours are kept small, so that you can fully engage with this unique immersive lesson in American history. Head over to the website to reserve your spot online. Note that tours are one hour long and recommended for those 8 and older. 

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