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  • Address: 516 10th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA
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Petersen Boarding House Tours

Built in 1849 by William A. Petersen, this historic home located in northwest Washington, D.C. gained its place in history back in 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln died inside its doors after being shot at the Ford’s Theatre the night before. Today, American history buffs can explore the historic museum maintained by the National Park Service and get up close with one of the most notorious moments in our nation’s history. 

Visitors can check out a recreation of the scene of Lincoln’s death, which includes replicas of his bed and the bloodstained pillow he slept on. Travelers say that while the Petersen Boarding House is definitely worth a visit, tourists should check it out in conjunction with the Ford Theatre for a complete look at its historical context.

Practical Info

The Petersen Boarding House is located at 516 10th Street Northwest in Washington, D.C., directly across from Ford’s Theatre.  It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free but requires a timed ticket.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, null
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Hop-On Hop-Off Washington DC Bus Tour

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A hop-on hop-off bus tour is an ideal way to see Washington DC’s landmarks, memorials and monuments. View the most famous monuments and landmarks, rich with ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $39.00
History of Lincoln Rickshaw Tour, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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History of Lincoln Rickshaw Tour

Enjoy a 40 minute historic tour on a rickshaw, following the steps of John Wilkes Booth and avenge the death of our beloved Abraham Lincoln.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Washington DC Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

This unique tour by pedicab lets you taste Washington DC’s finest wines, Champagne or liquors while seeing some of the city’s most famous historic and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.99

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