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.


Ford’s Theatre reopened in February 2009 following its most extensive renovation since 1968 as a working theatre. Visitors from across the nation and around the world are invited inside the theatre, where they can learn more about President Lincoln and the night of his assassination or see a performance.

Through productions, educational programs and special events, Ford's Theatre works to preserve President Lincoln's legacy and continue his mission of tolerance and understanding.

Take a Virtual Tour

Daytime Visit

See a Performance

Photo of Ford’s Theatre by Maxwell MacKenzie. Photo of "Liberty Smith" cast by T. Charles Erickson.