About The Show
Filled with acerbic wit, Edward Albee’s American masterpiece is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching.
The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits) will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017.
The site of Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre offers museum exhibits, live theatre and immersive learning.
See exhibits that follow Lincoln from the start of his presidency to the moment he arrived at Ford’s Theatre the fateful night of April 14, 1865. See rare artifacts related to the assassination.
Come inside where history happened. Learn all about the night of the assassination from our National Park Service Ranger talks, or a short play based on the people in the theatre that fateful night.
Step inside the house where Lincoln died and learn about the people who surrounded the President in his final hours.
See exhibits exploring the assassination aftermath, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s legacy.
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Learn how and why it happened, and see the event’s lasting impact on our nation.
Today many people consider Abraham Lincoln one of the United States’s greatest presidents. Why would John Wilkes Booth want to murder him?
As Lincoln lay dying in a back bedroom of a small Washington boarding house, the home became the hub of the U.S. government. What happened in the Petersen House the night of April 14, 1865?
In our previous Then vs. Now blog posts, we have discussed why the Ford’s stage is slanted and where the cheapest seats were during 1860s performances…
You will likely read many tributes about Edward Albee the genius, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and the multiple Tony Award winner. For me, Edward…
Visit Ford’s Theatre from your classroom with this virtual tour video! Ford’s Theatre and Discovery Education partnered to take students on a guided video field trip to the historic theatre and the house where Lincoln died.