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 strongly encouraged.
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
Tickets to visit Ford's Theatre and Museum through December 31, 2022, are now on sale. Our visitation schedule varies from week to week; be sure to check our calendar when planning your visit.
Every visitor needs a ticket. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. A limited number of free entry tickets are available at the box office on a first-come basis.
Entry capacities are limited at this time. If you would like to reserve for a group of 10 or more, please email email@example.com for availability.
We have timed-entry every half hour. The Theatre is not included in every ticket. Certain entries only include visits to the Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits.
Four Parts to Ford’s Theatre
Historic Site Visit
Learn more about what you can see during a visit to Ford’s Theatre.
Currently Closed. View exhibits about what happened immediately after the assassination. Follow Lincoln’s funeral train from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, and learn about his legacy. Or follow John Wilkes Booth's escape and the trial of the conspirators.