Petersen House

Washington , District of Columbia , United States

About Petersen House

Petersen House was the boarding house where President Abraham Lincoln was taken after being shot across the road at Ford Theatre on the night of 14 April 1865. The President died the morning after arriving at Peterson House.

The Peterson House Museum offers its visitors a brief tour including the room where Lincoln died as well as viewing various historical artefacts relating to his assassination.

Visitors to Peterson House can also tour Ford Theatre, the scene of Lincoln’s assassination.

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Gettysburg Battlefield

Scene of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the fiercest and most important battles in the American Civil War.


Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre was the site where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.


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