Civil War | Historic Site
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
511 10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
President Abraham Lincoln was shot while attending a play at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Following the shooting, he was moved to the Petersen House, a neighboring boardinghouse, where he died nine hours later.
President Lincoln's Cottage
Washington, DC | During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864, and the president would...
Washington, DC | This classical structure contains Daniel Chester French's monumental sculpture of the sixteenth president of the United States.
Civil War to Civil Rights: Downtown Heritage Trail
Washington, DC | The Center Loop, the heart of the downtown heritage trail along Seventh, F, and 10th streets, focuses on Washington at the time of...
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
Washington, DC | This national monument is the "first" national memorial to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and their 7, 000 white officers who...
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Washington, DC | This historic residence is the last home of Frederick Douglass, who is remembered as a nineteenth-century orator, abolitionist, and...
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Washington, DC | The memorial sits at the base of the West Front of the Capitol Building, opposite from the Lincoln Memorial, so that the general who...