• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Things To Know Before You Come

Admission to Ford's Theatre is free. As of Feb. 17, 2009, every visitor 2 years of age and older wishing to enter the site must present a timed entry ticket. Same day tickets will be available at the Box Office beginning at 8:30 a.m. There is a limit of six tickets per person for the same day tickets. For more ticket information please click here.

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 am to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.

Washington D.C. 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?

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.