Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Monday, May 19, 2014.

More at Ford’s Theatre

  • Plan a visit to the Ford's Theatre campus, which includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership.

  • Ford's Theatre produces plays and musicals reflecting America's rich cultural heritage.

  • Enjoy a special event with our artists or an author reading by a renowned Lincoln scholar.

Daytime Visits See a Performance Special Events

  • Violet
    This charming new American musical features a dynamic score of bluegrass, country, gospel and rock.

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    This heartwarmingly quirky Tony-winning musical comedy follows six awkward adolescents through their championship quest.

  • One Destiny
    This one-act play explores the events of the assassination from the perspective of two men who were there.

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  • President Abraham Lincoln presided over four years of civil war. Learn about his remarkable presidency, his assassination and its dramatic aftermath.

  • Learn the history behind the historic Ford's Theatre building.

  • Ford's Theatre offers learning opportunities for students and teachers, as well as online interactive resources.

Explore Lincoln History of Theatre School/Youth Programs