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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 strongly encouraged during all mainstage performances for patrons.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for patrons who attend mainstage performances.