Site Closed

Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service closed the historic site starting March 14. That closure currently extends through May 17. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021.

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Learn about the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, follow Lincoln’s funeral train and witness a nation in mourning.

The Aftermath Exhibits take you to a Washington street the morning after Lincoln's assassination. Follow Lincoln’s funeral train back to his hometown in Springfield, Illinois. In an interactive exhibit, learn about the crowds that gathered to mourn the president each time the train stopped.

As Lincoln’s body traveled back to Illinois, authorities hunted for John Wilkes Booth. In our exhibits, follow the 12-day manhunt for Booth and learn about his capture in Virginia. Learn about the trial and fate of Booth’s co-conspirators.

Our exhibits also explore the impact of Lincoln's life and death on America and across the world. See how he has inspired leaders and view artifacts that show his evolution into a pop culture icon. 

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