Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Address:900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:202-426-6924
Fax:202-426-1845
Web: www.nps.gov/foth/
Size: 0.29 acres.
Established: Act of April 7, 1866, provided for purchase of Ford's Theatre by Federal Government; designation changed to Lincoln Museum on February 12, 1932; redesignated Ford's Theatre (Lincoln Museum) on April 14, 1965. House Where Lincoln Died authorized on June 11, 1896. Both areas combined as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site on June 23, 1970.
Location:Near the intersection of 10th and E streets in the northwest section of Washington, DC, a block north of the FBI building on Pennsylvania Ave.
Facilities:Visitor center, museum/exhibit.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot while attending a show here at 511 Tenth Street, NW. He was carried across the street to the Petersen house, where he died the next morning. The museum beneath the theater contains portions of the Olroyd Collection of Lincolniana.

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