Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center) will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Because of elevator repair work scheduled for July 11 through July 14, 2016, the Ford’s Theatre Museum and the balcony levels of Ford’s Theatre will not have elevator access.

  • 2016-2017 Season Announced
    Featuring Come From Away, A Christmas Carol, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Ragtime.
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    Cast of the Seattle Repertory Theatre production of Come From Away. Photos by Chris Bennion.
  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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  • One Destiny
    March 21-May 21, 2016
    Learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there.
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    Photo of Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt by Gary Erskine.
  • 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

  • One Destiny
    Through May 21; June 7-July 2
    This 35-minute presentation explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night. Featuring costumed actors.

  • Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    Join Detective McDevitt for a first-hand look at the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.

  • Guided Tour
    Select Sundays
    Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination and learn about the guests who attended with the President.

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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