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Petersen Boarding House

516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-426-6924
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516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-426-6924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by the Petersen House after you tour Ford's Theater! It doesn't take too long to go through the self guided tour and you can see the very place that Lincoln took his last breaths. Also, the book display itself is worth seeing!

Thank amfr08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After touring Ford's Theater across the street, we went to this home to tour. It was very interesting. Don't expect to see the actual furniture though as the owner of this homes children sold it all sadly. It is still worth seeing. You move thru...More

Thank jweith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You walk into the first floor of the home where it all took place and it makes you feel like you were there. Then you head up the aftermath museum. This was the best part of the museum. The other floors can be skipped as...More

Thank K6987ESlindar
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Across from the Ford Theater is the Peterson House where Lincoln died on April 15, 1865...it's really sad..and hard to believe this gentle yet so strong president was taken away from us at the start on the US reconstruction. This was part of the Ford...More

Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Ford's Theatre was closed while we were here but we got complimentary tickets to the place where Lincoln passed away and it was wonderful. Since it is right across the street we walked over after visiting Ford's gift shop and it was wonderful. The house...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We found the space crowded and difficult to view adequately. You progress in linear fashion through the house and people tended to linger at each exhibit. We eventually just skipped portions out of frustration. One solution would be to make sure you are at the...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were not able to get tickets to Ford's Theatre due to a performance while we were there, but we were able to go to Petersen House. This place is fascinating. To see where Lincoln died is a must for any History buff. Also the...More

Thank Misty J
Reviewed 26 April 2017

After Ford's Theater we walked across the street to see the Peterson Boarding House where President Lincoln died. None of the furniture is original, but very well-done authentic 1865 period pieces. Take your time and read all the plaques. There's also a replica of the...More

Thank Diana F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Place where Lincoln died of his mortal wound, a must stop after touring Fords Theater across the street.

Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The house where President Lincoln died is a must visit after you go to Ford's Theater. There are 3 rooms, with the appropriate time period furnishings. Take you time to read all the plaque's. Then next, take the elevator up to the top floor of...More

Thank ScubaRock
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