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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Take a virtual tour of Ford's Theatre, the Petersen House and our museum exhibits.

We have partnered with Google Arts and Culture to create a virtual tour of Ford's Theatre.

In the theatre, see the view from the President's Box, where Abraham Lincoln was sitting the night of his assassination. Or stand on the historic stage, where John Wilkes Booth landed after he shot the president.

In the Petersen House, look into the back bedroom where Lincoln died. Or see the front parlor where Mary Lincoln waited anxiously for news of her husband's condition.

Explore historic images that show how the theatre and Petersen House looked in the 1860s and how they have evolved over the last 150 years.

You can also walk through our two exhibit spaces and see the artifacts on display.

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Virtual Reality Experience

Voices of the Petersen House

Ford’s Theatre and the Timelooper App present Voices of Petersen House, a free virtual reality time travel experience. The experience includes interactive photographs taken inside the Petersen House and first-person accounts of the men and women who witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s final hours. Download on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

For Teachers

Google Expeditions

Use Google Expeditions to take your students on virtual reality tours of significant sites around the world, including Ford’s Theatre.