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Ford's Theatre and Petersen House Interesting

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Ford's Theatre and Petersen House Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

John Ford opened the doors of this brick structure in 1863 as a 2,500-seat theater. After Lincoln's assassination, the theater was ordered closed by the federal government. The War Department leased the building from Ford for offices, ultimately purchasing it a year later. In 1932, the building was opened as a Lincoln museum, and in the mid-1960s, restoration work began. Ford's Theatre reopened as a memorial and a playhouse in 1968. The Petersen House, where Lincoln died, sits across the street from the theater; its three first-floor rooms are open to the public.

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  • Address : 511 10th St. NW USA - Washington, DC 2000420004Washington
  • Phone : 2024266841
  • Website :
  • Prices : free of charge

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