• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia


Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is located on 10th Street between E and F streets. The site is within walking distance of the Metro stops at Metro Center and Gallery Place. Parking garages and metered street parking are located nearby.

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.