The House Where Lincoln Died1 Vote
- Address: 516 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA, Washington D. C., United States
- Phone: +1-2024266924
If you are up for some really historical places during your visit to Washington, USA then you must visit Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln passed away after being shot. On the night of 14th April 1865, when Lincoln was enjoying a show with his wife, he was fired. He was carried to Petersen House where he breathed his last. At present, this house has turned into a historical museum recreating the fond memories of Lincoln. The bed that Lincoln occupied during his last few hours is still maintained properly inside this museum.
How to Reach The House Where Lincoln Died
- Bus 16X, D6 to stop- E St NW & 10th St NW Bus Station.
The House Where Lincoln Died Reviews & Ratings
You get to cross the street and tour this historic location while taking the Ford' Theatre tour. Not to be missed and you will not regret this time.
This is a very interesting place to see in Washington for its history. It can be a little sad. But it's great to see a house from that era that had been preserved for future generations. It gives you a sense of how people lived at that time. I think it should not be missed if you're visiting the Ford theatre across the street. It's a big part of the story.
More interesting to me than Ford's Theater. Gave me the chills and I got a bit choked up seeing the bed on which Lincoln died. It really is shorter than he was. Also they have the last known photo of his casket. Sad but honorably done.
We stumbled upon this place after we were turned away from the Ford Museum. Side note, if you want to visit the place Lincoln got shot make sure you make plans to get there early (they are a full function theater and run shows in the afternoon and evening). When we directed to the house where Lincoln when moments after being shot and where he eventually died, it was a surreal experience. You are able to see the actual bed where he passed away, walk through a timeline of the events following his death, and eventually down a staircase filled with all the books written about Lincoln. This is a great museum and the tour guides are fantastic and animated as well!
Very place to visit. I went with my son's class trip and all had a good time.