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Ford’s Theatre is the site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The historic site provides a comprehensive perspective of the Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy through exhibits and programs at its theater, museum and education center. See the following photos and learn more about Ford's Theatre in Washington DC.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Exterior
Ford's Theatre was remodeled and reopened in February 2009 in honor of Lincoln's Bicentennial. The renovation project added a new entranceway and lobby to the theater with modern amenities including a new gift shop, concessions, and restrooms.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Lobby of Ford's Theatre
During the reopening celebration of Ford's Theatre, the coat that Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated is on display in a glass enclosed case in the new lobby.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Interior
During the renovation of Ford's Theatre, new seats were installed and the sound and lighting systems were upgraded.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Museum ExhibitsFord's Theatre Museum was renovated and reopened with state-of-the-art historical exhibits in February 2009. These exhibits are in the lower level of the theater.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Petersen House Where Lincoln Died
After Lincoln was shot at the Ford's Theatre, doctors carried the President to the Petersen House, a three-story brick rowhouse across the street. He died there the following morning. The National Park Service acquired the Petersen House in 1933 and has maintained it as a historic house museum, recreating the scene at the time of Lincoln's death. The Petersen House is part of the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership
The new education center is located at 514 Tenth Street NW, across the street from Ford's Theatre and next to the Peterson House. The facility features permanent and rotating exhibits, education studios and a distance-learning lab.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Book Tower
This photo shows the tower of books designed for the lobby of the Center for Education and Leadership. The unique sculpture includes approximately 6,800 books written about Abraham Lincoln and stands 34 feet tall.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Abraham Lincoln Funeral Car
Two floors of permanent exhibits address the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the evolution of the Lincoln legacy. This photo is a replica of the Lincoln Funeral car which showcases funeral artifacts such as the American flag that was placed over his casket, funeral invitations, coffin tools, mourning ribbons and more.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Manhunt for James Wilkes Booth
This interactive map shows that route that was followed to track down James Wilkes Booth following the Lincoln assassination.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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This exhibit displays how Lincoln's leadership influenced future Presidents of the United States - Roosevelt, Wilson, Nixon, and Obama.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Ford's Theatre Gift Shop
The gift shop at Fords Theatre Center for Education and Leadership offers books, apparel, and memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln.