• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

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A Single Shot

New museum exhibit showing how "A Single Shot" resulted in the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Ford's Theatre Museum:

The National Park Service and Ford's Theatre Society announced that the Ford's Theatre Museum reopened to the public on July 15, 2009. Located below the newly restored Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW), the Museum uses 21st-century technology to transport visitors to 19th-century Washington. The museum's remarkable collection of historic artifacts are supplemented with a variety of narrative devices-environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, bringing to light Abraham Lincoln's presidency and life in Washington, D.C.

 
Ford's Theater after renovation

Interior of newly restored Ford's Theatre

In February 2009, the restored and renovated theatre reopened, featuring new seats, upgraded sound and lighting systems, improved heating and air conditioning systems, renovated restrooms, enhanced accessibility with elevators to the various levels, a spacious new lobby with concessions and an entrance to the theatre, a new Board Room for special events, and updated stage capabilities for casts and crews. For more information on tickets to tour the site or for upcoming performances and events please go to our partner's site.

Did You Know?

Presidents Box

It is no mistake that President George Washington’s portrait adorns the State Box where President Lincoln was seated in Ford’s Theatre. The original lithograph, along with American flags, and a US Treasury Guard flag, was placed there to decorate the box on April 14, 1865.