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
In our current level of reopening, the theatre and museum are open Wednesday-Monday (closed only on Tuesdays).
Tickets to visit Ford’s Theatre and Museum through March 24, 2022, are now on sale. Please note that the full Ford's Theatre campus will be closed from December 28, 2021, through January 1, 2022. Our visitation schedule varies from week to week this winter; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
We have timed-entry every half hour. The Theatre is not included in every ticket. The Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits remain closed during our current level of reopening.
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.