Going Out Guide: Lincoln Bicentennial Going Out Guide

Creating a Living Theater

Ford's Theatre has just completed an 18-month-long, $25 million renovation, the most extensive project at the historic theater in more than 40 years. Read about the changes you'll find there. | Plan Your Visit

Lincoln-Related Exhibitions

National Portrait Gallery

'One Life: The Mask of Lincoln'

Lincoln was the first president whose career could be captured by photography, as seen in this exhibit of mostly photos.

American History

'An Extraordinary Life'

A top hat and a split fence rail are among the museum's extensive collection of artifacts pertaining to the 16th president.

Library of Congress and National Gallery

Summoning the Intangible Abe

Two exhibits show the real Abraham Lincoln, fashioned from words, alongside the monumental one forged from myth.


Area Highlights
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. Here are some of the key area events:

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PHOTOS: Ford's Theatre, Susan Biddle/For The Washington Post; Portrait, National Portrait Gallery; Hat, National Museum of American History; Statue, Craig Harmon/AP

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