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 dying President was carried out of Ford’s Theatre and across 10th St. into the home of William and Anna Petersen. There the lives of the Petersen family members were forever changed by extraordinary events. Government officials arrived, Mrs. Lincoln grieved, and Mr. Lincoln died.