The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits) will be closed for scheduled maintenance on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Tickets for Sunday, January 22, 2017

Events & Programs For
Sunday, January 22, 2017
7:30 pm

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Discounted Preview Performance
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Our Offerings

At Ford’s, you can step into America’s past while finding meaningful connections to our world today.


March 10-May 20, 2017


Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this epic Tony-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century.

History, Guided Tour

Select Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Guided Tours

Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination.

History, Guided Tour, Performances


Investigation: Detective McDevitt

Join Detective James McDevitt on a walking tour as he investigates the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.

History, Performances


One Destiny

In this one-act play, learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there.

History, Special Events, Free Events

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford’s Theatre.

Special Events, Free Events

February 7 and 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.

Through Lincoln’s Words: Oratory Festival

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, students from third- through eighth-grade classrooms across the D.C. area perform a selection of Lincoln's most historic speeches on the Ford’s Theatre stage…