Things to Do

Ford’s Theatre

Even if you've been to Ford's Theatre before, you don't want to miss its 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death this April.

Photograph by Flickr user Chris Brown.

Why you might roll your eyes:

You’ve seen the tourists in matching T-shirts clumped outside.

Why you’ll love it:

Whether you take a guided or self-guided tour or you buy a theater ticket to get inside, gazing up at the presidential box and imagining the night when Abraham Lincoln was slain is a moving experience.

This April is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, and there’s no better place to honor the occasion—including at a round-the-clock event on April 14 and 15, when there will be ranger talks and actors in the streets providing “first-person accounts” of the shooting.

511 Tenth St., NW; 202-347-4833.

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