AAA Editor Notes
Ford's Theatre Museum is in the basement of Ford's Theatre at 511 10th St. N.W. Exhibits pertain to various aspects of Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War era, including life in the White House, his pivotal role as emancipator and the assassination conspiracy. The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Lincoln is displayed, along with Booth's compass, diary and knife. Other artifacts on display include the clothing Lincoln was wearing the night he was shot, campaign buttons and vintage playbills, posters and tickets.
Daytime entry requires a timed ticket; a limited number of same-day tickets (limit of six per individual) are available at no charge in person from the box office.
Guided tours are available.