Operating Hours & Seasons
In general, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is open every day except for Thanksgiving Day and December 25, however, Ford's Theatre is an active theatre, and there are times when the site is closed for matinees, rehearsals and special events. in most cases the Petersen House will remain open even if the theatre is closed.
The Petersen House
Admission into the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is free, but a ticket is required. For Ticketing information please go here.
Did You Know?
The Lincoln Museum is filled with artifacts relating to the assassination. It only holds, however, approximately 10% of the total museum collection. The curator uses one case to show visitors objects that are typically housed in museum storage. This temporary exhibit changes on a regular basis.