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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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Explore exhibits on Lincoln’s presidency, Civil War milestones and the assassination conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth.

In our museum, you can view exhibits that follow Abraham Lincoln from the beginning of his presidency to the moments leading up to his assassination. Learn about his life in the White House, the struggles he faced during the Civil War, and his meetings with abolitionist Frederick Douglass. You will also learn about actor John Wilkes Booth, the roots of his hatred toward Lincoln, and the group of people who joined his conspiracy to dismantle the United States government.

The museum features artifacts related to the assassination, including the weapons Booth used.

Tips for Your Visit
  • Museum is self-guided.
  • A museum visit takes ~30 minutes.

Artifacts

See artifacts that played a part in the assassination conspiracy on display in our museum.

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