Ford's Theatre will be closed on the following dates.
The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: June 2, 2013; and June 5, 2013. Only the Petersen House will be open May 28 through June 1, 2013.
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 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.