Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Address:900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

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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Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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My plans soon become more murderous, and I assassinated him at Ford's Theatre in April the next year.
| 1865: Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th president, was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth, dying the next day.
April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC.
He was shot April 14, 1865, while watching "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
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I was thankful for the compliment, but she had no idea what she was seeing on that opening night on the stage of Washington's Ford's Theatre or of what would come later.
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US First Lady Melania Trump wore a silk gown by Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier to the Ford's Theatre Gala, drawing both praise and criticism from netizens.
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NEw TONIGHT, BBC ALBA, 11PM Lincoln's Last Day Exploring the final hours of revered US president Abraham Lincoln, left, who was shot at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, and died the following day.
The tale takes place in an alternative history in which the protagonist, Joseph, saved Lincoln from assassination by killing John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. The result is a nation still divided, with the war over only in name, rebel forces still carrying out attacks, and a "draft" that sends Southern children to work in Northern factories.