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Petersen House Tours and Tickets

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Built in 1849 by William A. Petersen, this historic home located in northwest Washington, D.C. gained its place in history back in 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln died inside its doors after being shot at the Ford’s Theatre the night before. Today, American history buffs can explore the historic museum maintained by the National Park Service and get up close with one of the most notorious moments in our nation’s history.

Visitors can check out a recreation of the scene of Lincoln’s death, which includes replicas of his bed and the bloodstained pillow he slept on. Travelers say that while the Petersen House is definitely worth a visit, tourists should check it out in conjunction with the Ford Theatre for a complete look at its historical context.

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516 10th Street NW, Washington, DC
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Lincoln's Assassination: Explore Lincoln's final day on this audio walking tour

Lincoln's Assassination: Explore Lincoln's final day on this audio walking tour

Why did America’s most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? On this self-guided GPS audio tour, we stroll from the White House to Ford’s Theatre and many points in between over 90 minutes examining many of the sites where John Wilkes Booth stalked President Abraham Lincoln before killing him at the end of the Civil War. A madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more. Moderator Rick Snider is a distant relative of John Wilkes Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

The Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

The Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

Follow the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 on this Washington DC walking tour. With a guide, make stops at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square Park, and Ford's Theatre, where the president was shot. Along the way, look at historical photos and listen to anecdotes of mystery and betrayal. Tour is limited to 25 people.
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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