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.

Special Exhibitions

The Center for Education and Leadership features a temporary exhibit space on the second floor. Upcoming exhibitions in the space include:

Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination
March 23-May 29, 2015
Ford’s Theatre commemorates the assassination and death of Abraham Lincoln with a hallmark exhibit that reunites—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. Included within the exhibition are the contents of Lincoln’s pockets, his great coat, his top hat, and much  more.

View a list of past exhibitions.

Online Exhibitions
Ford’s Theatre has partnered with Google Cultural Institute to share interactive online exhibitions about the Lincoln assassination conspirators and the history of Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House.

Photo of Center for Education and Leadership exhibit by Maxwell MacKenzie.