• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

For Kids

Junior Ranger Activity Booklet, National Park Service

The Junior Ranger Program can be the highlight of a visit to Ford's Theatre for children, not to mention that it's a lot of fun. See any park ranger in the theatre and ask about the program when you visit. Or click on the link above and down load the booklet before your visit.

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site is located at 511 10th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20004. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (202) 426-6924 or on the web at www.nps.gov/foth.

Did You Know?

Fords Theatre

John T. Ford purchased the building for his theatre in 1861, converting it from a church. After a fire on December 30, 1862, Ford rebuilt the theatre, which he ran successfully until Lincoln’s assassination took place on April 14, 1865. 495 performances were staged at Ford’s Theatre from 1863-1865.