Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.

  • Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination
    A Special Exhibition.
    March 23-May 29, 2015
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    Photo courtesy Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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  • One Destiny
    Spring-Summer
    A one-act about April 14, 1865.
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    Photo of Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt by Mark Ramont.
  • Remembering Lincoln
    An online collection of digital responses to the assassination.
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  • Guided Tour of Ford’s Theatre
    Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Select Sundays.
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    Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.

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

  • Silent Witnesses
    March 23-May 29, 2015
    This hallmark exhibition will reunite—for the first time since April 1865—an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination.

  • One Destiny
    Spring and Summer
    Learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865.

  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    Take a walking tour of downtown Washington led by an actor dressed as a Civil War character.

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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