• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Public Transportation

Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.

Washington DC is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metrorail and Metrobus)

Information and schedules for Metro can be found at www.wmata.com. Private paid parking garages and lots can be found downtown north of the National Mall. Free on- street parking is generally restricted to two hours (ticketing/towing enforced). Limited free day-long parking is available along Ohio Drive SW which is along the Potomac River south of the Lincoln Memorial or in Lots A, B & C south and west of the Jefferson Memorial.

Did You Know?


Osborn Oldroyd spent his life collecting items related to Lincoln, including dozens of items associated with the assassination. From 1893-1926, Oldroyd showcased his collection in the Petersen House. The government purchased the Oldroyd collection in 1926 for $50,000.