511 10th Street, Washington, DC 20004
Ford’s Theatre is best known as the place where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. With the motto “Where Lincoln’s Legacy Lives,” they provide educational programs and historical tours related to Lincoln and his presidency, including a museum that exhibits tickets and a playbill from “Our American Cousin,” the play Lincoln was watching when he was shot. But in addition to being a piece of history, Ford’s Theatre is also a fully functioning theatrical venue, which presents a variety of shows and events throughout the year. Much of their programming is related to Lincoln and the Civil Wr. But Ford’s Theatre tickets are currently available for the Tony winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which runs through mid-May. Then in September is “Driving Miss Daisy,” the Pullitzer Prize winning play by Alfred Uhry, followed by their annual production of Charles’ Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” from November until January.