Site Closed

Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service closed the historic site starting March 14. That closure currently extends through May 17. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021.

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Bring your group of 10 or more on a walking tour that brings history to life.

On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective James McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters, a half-block from Ford’s Theatre. Just before 10:30 p.m., frantic witnesses rushed in with horrifying news: President Lincoln had been shot at the theatre. Join Detective McDevitt as he revisits the sites and reexamines the clues from the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy. Part of History on Foot.

This walking tour of downtown Washington, D.C., makes eight stops. The distance walked is approximately 1.6 miles from Ford’s Theatre to the White House. Recommended for ages 8 and older.


  • Every visitor needs a ticket.
  • This tour does not include entrance into Ford’s Theatre.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • This walking tour is rain or shine.
  • Group tickets are $15.


Public Tour

  • Visit the History on Foot page.
  • Choose the date and time you want to take the tour.
  • Choose how many people are attending.
  • Create an account or log in.
  • Pay for your order or choose “ACTIVATE PAYMENT PLAN” to pay later.
  • If you choose a payment plan, our group sales team will follow up with an invoice.

Private Tour

Private tours are available by request and based on availability. There is a flat fee of $720 for a private tour for a group of two to 40 people. To arrange a private tour, call (800) 899-2367 or email To facilitate scheduling your tour, please be prepared to provide your first, second and third choice of dates and times, the number of people, and a very brief description of your group. Full payment is due at the time of tour confirmation.