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Ford's Theatre and Petersen House [DC]

As the site of 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, Ford's Theatre presents the history of this famous historical figure. In addition to the site of the shooting, the society also operates the Petersen House, built in 1849, the site of Lincoln's death. The interior of the Petersen House recreates its appearance at that time.

The society offers tours of Ford's Theatre; one-act plays concerning Civil War and/or President Lincoln's history; period rooms; living history tours on the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy or the story of Elizabeth Keckley, free African American and friend of the Lincolns; and professional development opportunities for educators. The website offers lesson plans and interview videos.