Take an intimate, guided tour and explore the Lincoln assassination story in more depth. Or experience a special event in the historic theatre.

We regularly offers patrons the chance to delve deeper into the Lincoln assassination story. Follow an actor playing Detective James McDevitt on a walking tour of downtown Washington, D.C., as he investigates the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy. Join one of our passionate guides for an intimate tour of one of our historic spaces, where you will have the chance to see spaces not available during a daytime historic site visit.

We also occasionally offer special events in the historic theatre, including play readings, author talks and oratory performances by students and teachers. 

Special Tours

Guided Tours

Select Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination.

Investigation: Detective McDevitt

March-October

Join Detective James McDevitt on a walking tour as he investigates the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.

May 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

National Oratory Fellows Performance

Students and teachers experience a once in a lifetime opportunity as they perform historic and original speeches on the Ford's Theatre stage. Watch students become great orators, following in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln.