The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, including the Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: June 2, 2013 and June 5, 2013.
Lincoln’s Legacy Lives on at Ford’s Theatre
April will mark the 148th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination—and although we remember this tragic event daily at Ford’s Theatre, our goal is to also keep the legacy of Lincoln alive through engaging theatre and education programs.
Ford’s education programs combine two facets of Ford’s Theatre—history and the performing arts— that teach people about Civil War Washington history and Lincoln’s impact on the nation.
You can help ensure that Lincoln’s legacy lives on for future generations
by supporting the Ford’s Annual Fund with a gift of just $50!
Our education programs have found a permanent home in the new Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership, which has seen more than 300,000 visitors in the first year.
The Center brings the values and ideals of Lincoln from the past into the present, examining Lincoln’s multi-faceted legacy through museum exhibits, workshops, seminars and speakers, as well as community outreach programs for learners of all ages. Students from across the country can also connect to the Center and its programs through state-of-the-art distance-learning tools. Learn more our education programs.
Photo of Ford's Theatre by Maxwell MacKenzie.