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?
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.