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Ford's Theater

  • Address:
    511 10th St NW
    Washington, DC 20004
  • Phone:
    (202) 347-4833

Ford’s Theater marks the spot where John Wilkes Booth, once an actor himself, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Lincoln was attending a performance of “Our American Cousin” with his wife and friends when Booth entered the theater’s balcony, shot Lincoln in the back of the head, and jumped down from the box to the stage. There he yelled “Sic Semper Tyranis” (the Virginia State Motto—“Thus Always to Tyrants”.) and fled on a waiting horse. The theater remained closed for nearly 100 years, before President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a Congressional act to restore it in 1954. The fully restored Ford’s Theatre re-opened in 1968, featuring the play “John Brown’s Body.”