The mission of Ford's Theatre is to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and to explore the American experience through theatre and education.
The site of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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.
Ford's Theatre presents live theatre on stage regularly, so our daily visit schedule varies. See what is currently on stage.
TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT
Every visitor needs a ticket.
We have timed-entry every half hour. Museum and theatre are not included in every ticket.
An entire site visit lasts - 2 hours.
March-July is our busy season. To guarantee tickets, reserve in advance.
Same-day tickets are limited. Box Office opens at 8:30 a.m.
Please note: The Petersen House will be closed winter of 2018 for preservation work.