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?
Young, talented, handsome, and charismatic, Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was a popular attraction at theaters throughout the country. John Wilkes was the son of Junius Brutus Booth and the brother of Edwin Booth, both famous Shakespearean actors.