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Elevator access to Ford’s Theatre and Ford’s Theatre Museum is unavailable until May 23, 2021, while repairs are underway.

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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, you must reserve tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale each Friday at 10 a.m. ET for the following Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Every visitor needs a ticket.
  • We have timed-entry every hour. Museum and theatre 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.