Ford's Theatre, the Lincoln Museum, and The House Where Lincoln Died are open from 9: 00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day except December 25. We are located on 10th st between E and F streets. Parking is limited but we are within walking distance of Metro stops "Metro Center" and " Gallery Place". Tours at Ford's Theatre are self-guided and free of charge. Fifteen minute historical talks are presented in the theatre at fifteen past the hour except between 12:00 an 2:00 when no talks are giving, the public can still tour the theatre, and museum at their own leisure. Please see the talk schedule below. .Because Ford's Theatre also functions as an active stage with live performances, there are times when the theatre will be closed to the public. Matinees usually take place on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, although rehearsals can take place at any time or day.
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city was built from scratch, Washington's
regular town plan is easy to grasp. Centered
on Capitol Hill and its governmental
monoliths, the District is divided into four
quadrants - northeast, northwest, southeast
and southwest. Dozens of broad avenues , all
named after states, run diagonally across a
standard grid of streets , meeting up at
monumental traffic circles like Dupont
Circle. North-south streets are numbered,
east-west ones are lettered. There's no J
Street, an intentional slight to early
Supreme Court Justice John Jay, or X, Y or Z
Street. I Street is often written Eye
Street. Be sure to note the relevant
two-letter code in any address (NW, NE, SW,
SE), which shows its quadrant; 1600
Pennsylvania Ave NW is a long way from 1600
Pennsylvania Ave SE.
Once in the
city, stop at the
DC Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center ,
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania
Ave NW (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm; tel
202/328-4748), which can help with maps,
tours, bookings and citywide information.
Look for visitor information desks at the
airports and Union Station.
The White House Visitor Information Center
, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW (daily
7.30am-4pm; tel 202/208-1631), supplies free
maps and handy guides to museums and
attractions; the most useful is the free
Washington DC Visitors Guide .