COVID-19 Health and Safety

All visitors must maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines on site.

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We’re eager to welcome you back through our doors! Advance tickets are recommended. The museum and theatre are open Wednesday-Monday (closed only Tuesdays).

We are operating with limited days and hours during our current level of our reopening. Only the museum and theatre are open; the Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits remain closed. We’ve made some changes to help keep you, our staff and our artists safe and healthy. This page will be updated regularly with the latest information for gathering together.

The Ford’s Theatre COVID-19 guidance is being developed in collaboration with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA). As one of the largest physician groups in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, GW MFA is recognized for excellence in clinical care, research and training of future care providers. The advice and expertise of the medical staff at the GW MFA, which is based on data and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has helped us to strengthen our safety procedures so we can better serve and protect our patrons, artists and staff as we look toward resuming productions and ramp up tours.

Vaccine and ID Requirements for Performance Patrons

  • Face masks are required. KN95/N95 masks are strongly encouraged.
  • For entry to a performance, all ticketed patrons are required to provide a government-issued photo ID and proof of full vaccination (a physical copy or digital photograph of vaccination card). We are unable to accept CLEAR or similar third-party apps.
  • Ford’s Theatre will not accept negative COVID-19 rapid or PCR tests for unvaccinated individuals. All performance patrons must be fully vaccinated.
  • Children ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated and show proof of a vaccination card.
  • “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days since the final vaccine dose in the regimen.
  • Acceptable forms of government-issued photo IDs include driver’s licenses and passports.
  • Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult that meets the above requirements.
  • Performance ticket holders who do not comply will not be admitted.
  • This policy does not apply to daytime visitation at the historic site.