Lincoln's Death Chair

Dearborn, Michigan

Death Chair.

The Henry Ford Museum has always considered Lincoln's chair from Ford's (no relation) Theatre to be one of its most prized possessions. As he sat in this chair in the State Box on April 14, 1865, Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. The President was moved to a residence across the street, where he actually expired. So, technically, it might not be a death chair -- but still chilling to examine in its protective transparent display case. The stains on the top of the chair are from hair pomade, not blood!

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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Address:
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI
Directions:
I-94 to northbound Southfield Fwy/Hwy 39, then to exit 4, Oakwood Blvd. Left on Oakwood.
Hours:
Daily 9:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
313-982-6001
Admission:
Adults $39-$52
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