• Interior Water Color of Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    National Historic Site District of Columbia


The newly remodeled bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a partner of the National Park Service, that sells books, and other educational materials. Many titles are newly published works on Abraham Lincoln. Eastern National operates many other bookstores at national park sites throughout the country. Proceeds from the sales support Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

Fords Theatre

John T. Ford purchased the building for his theatre in 1861, converting it from a church. After a fire on December 30, 1862, Ford rebuilt the theatre, which he ran successfully until Lincoln’s assassination took place on April 14, 1865. 495 performances were staged at Ford’s Theatre from 1863-1865.