• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

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.

Hours:

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is open for tours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Box Office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. In the event of evening performances, the Box Office will remain open until 8 pm. In the event of an evening History on Foot walking tour, the Box Office will remain open until the tour begins.

The Petersen House

The Petersen House (House Where Lincoln Died) is open for tours from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.

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?

Lincoln Assasination

Four American Presidents have been assassinated; Lincoln in 1865, Garfield in 1881, McKinley in 1901, and Kennedy in 1963. Full time Secret Service protection for Presidents began soon after McKinley’s assassination. Protection for former Presidents started after Kennedy’s assassination.