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We have timed-entry every half hour. The Theatre is not included in every ticket. The site is open daily.

The museum, theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits have reopened. 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, 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 Patrons

Ford’s Theatre requires its patrons to adhere to the following guidelines for Historic Site Visits, Mainstage Performances, and Ford’s Theatre’s Investigation: Detective McDevitt tour.

Historic Site Visits

  • Face masks are optional for daytime visitation.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for daytime visits.

Mainstage Performances

  • Face masks are required during all mainstage performances for patrons.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for patrons who attend mainstage performances.

History on Foot

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all Investigation: Detective McDevitt walking tour patrons.
  • Masks are required for all Investigation: Detective McDevitt walking tour patrons.
  • Please see the following vaccination guidelines for this tour:
    • For Investigation: Detective McDevitt walking tour patrons, we will accept any one of the following forms for proving vaccination, along with a photo ID:
    • Unvaccinated individuals may attend with proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Negative PCR tests must be dated within 48 hours of the performance; negative antigen tests must be dated within 24 hours of the performance. Rapid at-home tests conducted on-site will be accepted. Please allow for extra time in advance of the performance should you consider taking a test on-site.
    • “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 without a photo ID to match with their proof of vaccination or negative test must be vouched for by an adult that meets the above requirements.
    • Ticket holders who do not comply will not be admitted.