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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.800 W 077° 01.547
18S E 324321 N 4307260
Quick Description: The theater where the 16th president was shot.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2018 2:49:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ623
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Ford's Theatre is a theatre located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863. It was the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, Lincoln was carried across the street to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning.

The theater was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed, causing 22 deaths. It was renovated and re-opened as a theater in 1968. During the 2000s, it was renovated again, opening on February 12, 2009, in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. A related Center for Education and Leadership museum experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House.

The Petersen House and the theater are preserved together as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service; programming within the theater and the Center for Education is overseen separately by the Ford's Theatre Society"
Park Name: Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Historic/Cultural Park: yes

Natural Park: no

Recreation Area: no

Wildlife Refuge: no

Other Park Type not listed above:

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Major Park Feature

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2018 To: 12/31/2018

Hiking: no

Camping: no

Bicycling: yes

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Rock Climbing: no

Fishing: no

Other Activities:

Other Type Detail: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

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