Welcome to Ford's Theatre and the House Where Lincoln Died
Hours and Seasons
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is open every day except for Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Tickets are free and required for entry.
However, Ford's Theatre is an active theater, and there are times when the theater is closed for matinees, rehearsals and special events. In most cases the museum and Petersen House will remain open even if the theater is closed for performances. Visit the Hours and Seasons page for more information.
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.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks Division of Permits Management administers permitted activities for National Park units throughout the National Capital Region including Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Permits are required for filming and photography and special events including weddings.
Visit our Permits Management page for more information.
Last updated: May 26, 2016