The Center for Education and Leadership will remain closed through March 2. The museum, theatre and Petersen House remain open. The phone system for Ford's Theatre Society is currently down due to a maintenance issue.

Special Events

Guided Tour of Theatre
March 22, March 29, April 26, May 3 and May 17
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.

Second Inaugural Address Panel
March 4
At the Washington National Cathedral

On the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, join Ford’s Theatre and Washington National Cathedral for a free panel discussion, moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, focusing on Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

Abraham Lincoln Symposium
March 21
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

The Lincoln Tribute

April 14-15
This around-the-clock event will mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.

Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration
April 14, 2015, at 9 p.m.
Luminaries of stage and screen will present a moving commemorative tribute to President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years to the day since his assassination.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour—Images of America: Ford’s Theatre
April 14 and 15
Join author and Ford’s Theatre Society board member Brian Anderson for a behind-the-scenes tour of Ford’s Theatre based on his book.

Tour with James Swanson
April 15
Join James Swanson, author of Manhunt, for an intimate midnight tour of the historic theatre.

Freedom’s Song Meet and Mingle
May 2
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

Under 35 Night
May 14
Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Past Events Include:

Lincoln Legacy Project Panels
October 2011 – October 2013
Presidential Panel on Leadership
February 2012
Lincoln as Humorist
With Conan O’Brien
March 2009