Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre and Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership
will close early on December 24 and will be closed all day on December 25.
The Ford’s Theatre Museum and Center for Education and Leadership offer exhibits and artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. Visit our museum section to preview some of the exhibits, download a floor plan of the galleries, see select artifacts up close and read what Lincoln scholars have to say about them. Learn more about the Center for Education and Leadership.
Learn the Story
President Abraham Lincoln presided over four years of civil war. Learn about his remarkable presidency, his assassination and its dramatic aftermath.
Lincoln Book Tower
The new Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features a winding staircase and 34-foot tower of books about Abraham Lincoln.
My Lincoln Video
Our Center for Education and Leadership features a video exhibit titled The Unfinished Work in which the words of Lincoln have been remixed to show how his words, actions and life still influence and impact our world today. We invite you to create your own video to be added to our exhibit and our YouTube Channel.
Abraham Lincoln is honored today as a man of the people; his words and deeds have inspired generations of leaders.
Research and Resources
Additional information to help you continue your exploration of these events that shaped American history.
All photos courtesy of Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.