Ford's Theatre will be closed on the following dates.
The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: June 2, 2013; and June 5, 2013. Only the Petersen House will be open May 28 through June 1, 2013.
Very Important People
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Today's volunteers are active, dynamic, creative individuals who possess the skills, desire, patience, and time to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
The National Park Service
Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to utilize this voluntary help in such a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer.
For more information regarding Ford's Theatre National Historic site volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 202-426-6924 or e-mail us
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
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.