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 relies on a partnership of public and private support to fulfill its mission to celebrate the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. The National Park Service is responsible for the utilities, maintenance and staffing of the historic theatre and the Petersen House. Ford’s Theatre Society’s renowned theatrical productions, engaging educational programs, quality museum exhibitions and live historic interpretation are sustained through the generosity of our donors. Ticket sales and other earned income cover only half of our budget, which means we must raise another $7 million annually from individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities to ensure that Ford’s Theatre remains a premier destination in Washington, D.C., as a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center.
Questions? Please contact us at (202) 434-9545 or by email.
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Our mission is not complete without your support.
We rely on the generosity of donors to make up for vital funding that revenue such as ticket sales cannot cover.