Ford's Theatre Museum

511 10th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004- Map It
Phone: (202) 347-4833

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.
Same-day visit free. Reservations are recommended, especially Mar.-July. Advance tickets are available online for a fee. Audio tour $5.
Station: Metro Center
Hours: Daily 9-4:30. Not all timed entries for Ford's Theatre include the museum, so check the website or phone ahead to confirm the daily schedule. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.