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In the years leading up to April 1865, William and Anna Petersen, both German immigrants, owned and occupied the Petersen House. They raised 10 children…
Ford's Theatre and the museum are open for daytime visitation. Tonight's performance of "The Wiz" will go on as scheduled. Ranger talks, performances of "One Destiny" and the walking tour "Investigation: Detective McDevitt" are canceled.
Discover the history of the Petersen House from 1849 to today. Known as the house where Lincoln died, the Petersen House changed from a family home into a museum and is now a historic site.
During the Petersen House closure, Ford’s Theatre and the Timelooper App present Voices of Petersen House, a free virtual reality time travel experience. The experience includes interactive photographs taken inside the Petersen House and first-person accounts of the men and women who witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s final hours. Download on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.