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The site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

We are excited to welcome back you back to the historic site. Read more about our reopening plan. Advance tickets are required.

Visit Ford’s Theatre and step back in time. While at our historic site, you will learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation. We are a popular Washington, D.C., tourist destination and welcome more than 650,000 visitors a year. 

Tips for your visit
  • In our first level of reopening, the theatre and museum are open Wednesday-Sunday.
  • You must reserve tickets in advance. Tickets for Historic Site Visits between August 18 and August 29, 2021, go on sale July 30 at 10 a.m. EDT.
  • Every visitor needs a ticket.
  • Visitors may reserve a maximum of 6 tickets per party for an entry. We hope to welcome larger groups again at a later date.
  • We have timed-entry every hour. Museum and Theatre entry are included in every ticket. The Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits will remain closed during our level one reopening.
  • Visitors will have 45 minutes to tour the museum and theatre.