Petersen House

Petersen House The Petersen House is a 19th-century federal style row house located at 516 10th Street NW in Washington, D.C. On April 15, 1865, United States President Abraham Lincoln died there after being shot the previous evening at Ford's Theatre located across the street.

The house was built in 1849 by William A. Petersen, a German tailor. Future Vice-President John C. Breckinridge, a friend of the Lincoln family, once rented this house in 1852. In 1865, it served as a boarding house. It has served as a museum since the 1930s.Lincoln assassinationOn the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd were attending a performance of Our American Cousin when

The house was built in 1849 by William A. Petersen, a German tailor. Future Vice-President John C. Breckinridge, a friend of the Lincoln family, once rented this house in 1852. In 1865, it served as a boarding house. It has served as a museum since the 1930s.Lincoln assassinationOn the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd were attending a performance of Our American Cousin when

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