Site Closed: May 24

The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site will be closed on Friday, May 24, 2019, for maintenance. This includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House and the Aftermath Exhibits in the Center for Education and Leadership.

Plan a historic site visit to learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation.

We offer discounts when booking a group of 10 or more and a free tickets program for qualifying schools (max 40 tickets per trip). To qualify for free tickets, your school must be a:

  • D.C. Public School, D.C. Chartered Public School; or

  • D.C., Maryland and Virginia Title 1 school or school with 40% or more student eligible for FARMs; or

  • Title 1 school or school with 40% or more students eligible for FARMS outside the D.C. metro area


Tips For Your Visit:
  • Every visitor needs a ticket.
  • We have timed entry, every half hour. Museum and theatre are not included in every ticket.
  • An entire site visit lasts ~2 hours.
  • March-July are our busiest seasons. To guarantee tickets, reserve in advance.
  • Age recommendation are for Grades 3 and up. Guns and knives are among the featured artifacts in the museum.

If you have questions, please contact our Education Department.