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Exterior, Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was shot
Exterior, Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was shot
Resource Typeimage
TitleExterior, Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was shot
Coverage / YearApril 14, 1865
DescriptionFord's Theater in Washington D.C. is a popular historic site, operated by the National Park Service. It has been restored to its appearance April 14, 1865, the night that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
InterpretationFord's Theater operates as a working theater. Tours of the building must be scheduled around performances. The exterior and the audience portion of the interior are restored, but the stage area is a contemporary working theater. In the lower level of the building is a museum, with many objects relating to Lincoln's assassination. There is also a small gift shop and bookstore.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAntebellum Society and the Civil War
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
SourceFord's Theater, Washington D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Civil War; Assassinations; Ford's Theater
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource IdentifierIHA00166
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