• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Bicycling Information

Bicycles are welcome in the National Mall & Memorial Parks and bicycle parking is provided at each of the major memorials as well as along the National Mall. Please remember that riding your bicycle is not permitted within the memorials themselves. Please walk you bicycle through the World War II and FDR memorials or lock them up before entering the memorials. Your assistance in preserving a respectful experience for all visitors is appreciated.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson’s Boat House located at Virginia Ave and Rock Creek Pkwy, just a short distance north of the Lincoln Memorial along the Potomac River Rock Creek Trail.

Due to the restricted traffic area around Ford's Theatre, there is no bike parking available at this time.

Did You Know?

John Wilkes Booth

Young, talented, handsome, and charismatic, Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was a popular attraction at theaters throughout the country. John Wilkes was the son of Junius Brutus Booth and the brother of Edwin Booth, both famous Shakespearean actors.