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?
There were three different ticket prices for the production of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre the night of the assassination: Orchestra (main level, chair seating) $1.00, Dress Circle (first balcony, chair seating) $.75, Family Circle (second balcony, bench seating) $.50.