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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.