Visit Ford’s Theatre

If you want to spend a fun day stepping back in time, consider visiting Ford’s Theatre.

It dates back to the early 1860s and is best known as the site of President Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865.

This historic event left a lasting impact on the United States, and things to see and do include:


The theater still looks much as it did on that fateful night, including the President’s Box which is complete with an American flag and a picture of George Washington. Tours take approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and timed-entry is available every half hour. Live performances are still hosted throughout the year, and those upcoming include Death of a SalesmanJefferson’s Garden, and The Wiz.

Petersen House 

The president was carried to the Petersen House after the shooting, and it’s where he died the next day. During the twenty-minute self-guided tour, visitors see the room in which he took his final breath and learn more about those who surrounded his bedside.


As visitors explore the museum, they see several exhibits that follow Abraham Lincoln from the beginning of his presidency to the moments leading up to his assassination. It also features exhibits on John Wilkes Booth and the people who joined his conspiracy to dismantle the country’s government, as well as the weapons that he used during the assassination.

If you’re considering calling Ovation at Park Crest home, please contact us to schedule a tour. In addition to Ford’s Theatre, we’re also near award-winning restaurants and top shopping destinations.

Some firsts deserve an Ovation.

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