We were not able to get tickets to Ford's Theatre due to a performance while we were there, but we were able to go to Petersen House. This place is fascinating. To see where Lincoln died is a must for any History buff. Also the museum here is excellent. This was by far one of the best places if you... 更多
After Ford's Theater we walked across the street to see the Peterson Boarding House where President Lincoln died. None of the furniture is original, but very well-done authentic 1865 period pieces. Take your time and read all the plaques. There's also a replica of the funeral train and flag-draped casket. The stack of books about Lincoln was impressive and fun... 更多
The house where President Lincoln died is a must visit after you go to Ford's Theater. There are 3 rooms, with the appropriate time period furnishings. Take you time to read all the plaque's. Then next, take the elevator up to the top floor of the adjoining museum. Worth the time to check out the artifacts and history.
We weren't able to tour the Ford Theater because all the tickets were sold out, but crossed the street, waited in line for 10 minutes and entered the house where Lincoln passed away. It is beautifully set up with staff ready to answer any questions you have. We learned so much and it was so cool to view some original... 更多
My 10 y/o son and I popped into here since the Ford Theater had a show playing and was not open for touring. What a surprising treasure of the tragic events surrounding Booth's murder of Lincoln and the conspiracy that accompanied it. The final hours of Lincoln, the room where he died, the 12-day pursuit of Booth, etc. All of... 更多
Waited a long time out on the sidewalk to get in...worth it!! the history that happened here. 3 rooms are on display, then take an elevator to a museum.
Other reviewers have done an excellent job describing this National Parks site ... so we wanted to add a few comments about the "Center for Education & Leadership" located directly adjacent to the Petersen Boarding House. "Same Day" admission is Free, with hours of operation between 9:30 am -> 6 pm. We often volunteer at Ford's Theatre -- so between... 更多
Across from Ford's Theatre, this is the boarding house where Lincoln died. Included in the Ford's tour, this is a worthwhile stop. Going through the area where Lincoln died is pretty fast. From there, you go to the museum portion of the building -- that actually takes 20-30 minuted to adequately visit.
Since my ticket got me to Ford's Theater and the Petersen House, I went to the house afterwards. I saw the bedroom where Lincoln died. The house is very small, but there is the museum that is after the house tour that depicts the events after his death, and they have much to see.