Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Tickets for Saturday, February 22, 2020

Events & Programs For
Saturday, February 22, 2020

There are no performances on this day.

Our Offerings

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

  • Necessary Sacrifices: A Radio Play

    April-May 2021

    History, Performances

    In this audio drama, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. Register to listen for free beginning…

  • One Destiny

    Streaming Online Now

    History, Performances

    In this one-act play, learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a filmed performance of the play is available online now.

  • Guided Tours

    Virtual Tour Offered April 12

    History, Guided Tour

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

  • Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

    A Virtual Live Series

    History, Special Events, Free Events, Virtual

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

  • 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.

  • Virtual Play Readings

    Live Streamed Performances

    Performances, Virtual

    Join us for a virtual play reading series.

  • 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.