Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work at Ford's Theatre.

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Tickets for Thursday, August 13, 2020

Events & Programs For
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Historic Site Closed

Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service have closed the historic site until further notice. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021. Read more.

Reacting to Lincoln’s Assassination
Ford's Edu explores how individuals reacted to a time of uncertainty following Lincoln's assassination. Appropriate for grades 5 and up. Register.
Ford's Theater
511 10th St, NW Washington DC 20004

Cabinet Conversations
A live streamed event with author Clint Smith and historian Sharita J. Thompson on the representation of Black voices. See details.
Ford's Theater
511 10th St, NW Washington DC 20004

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Our Offerings

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

  • Cabinet Conversations

    Live Streaming Events

    History, Virtual

    Join us live as we stream interviews with scholars, artists and other thought leaders as they think aloud about the future of the arts, civics and history.

  • Guided Virtual Tour

    Free Live Event

    History, Virtual

    Ford’s Edu takes you on a virtual tour of Ford’s Theatre and Civil War Washington. For grades 3 and up.

  • Inside the Petersen House

    Free Live Event

    History, Virtual

    The Petersen House is known as the place where President Lincoln died. But have you ever wondered about the people who lived there? Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 3 and up.

  • Reacting to Lincoln’s Assassination

    Free Live Event

    History, Virtual

    How did people around the United States feel after the death of President Abraham Lincoln? Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 5 and up.

  • Ford’s Theatre After the Assassination

    Free Live Event

    History, Virtual

    Ford’s Education explores what happened to the building after the assassination and how it came to be a working theatre once more. Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 5 and up.

  • Exploring Lincoln in Washington

    Free Live Event

    History, Virtual

    Explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C. Join Ford’s Edu for a live virtual event. For grades 3 and up.