10th Street, NW closure

Due to utility work, the intersection of 10th Street and F Street is currently closed and inaccessible to vehicular traffic. The Atlantic Building parking garage can be accessed by turning north on 10th Street from E Street NW. Please use extreme caution when accessing the garage as the block serves 2-way traffic during this closure. Please allow for extra time to arrive at the museum and theatre. It is expected the intersection will reopen in late August.

Fords Theatre

Where Abraham Lincoln’s legacy lives.

The site of Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre offers museum exhibits, live theatre and immersive learning.

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Historic Site Visit

Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and its lasting impact on our nation.

Uncover the History

Lincoln's Assassination

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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • After John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and other investigators interviewed eyewitnesses. Find out what they learned and how deep the conspiracy went.

Behind the Scenes

Take a glimpse behind the curtain of Ford’s Theatre

Expanded Programs

Distance Learning

Travel back in time to investigate the Lincoln assassination – via video-conference. Connect with our expert educators and scholars or a National Park Service Ranger to ask questions about Lincoln’s life and legacy. Live, interactive programs available by request.