Fees & Passes

General Information

The museum is open at 9:00 a.m. with the first theatre entrance at 9:30 a.m. The last entrance into the museum is at 4:00 p.m. and the last theatre entrance at 4:30 p.m.The box office opens daily at 8:30 a.m. The Petersen House is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are required for entrance into Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House.


Admission to Ford's Theatre is free. Visitors 2 years of age and older wishing to tour 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.

Timed Entry Tour Tickets

Reserve tickets online or call 1-888-616-0270. For information on timed entry tickets and the schedule of programming, visit Fords Theatre Society.

Timed Entry Tour Tickets for D.C.-Metro Area Schools

Schools in the D.C.-metro area that would like to schedule a visit should email education@fords.org or call (202) 638-2941 ext. 567.


For information on group reservations for performances or timed entry visits, please contact the Group Sales office by email at groups@fords.org or by phone at (202) 638-2367. The Group Sales office is open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gift Certificates

Ford's Theatre offers a range of gift certificates that are perfect for giving at any occasion. For more information, please call the Box Office at (202) 347-4833.


Ford's Theatre is a working professional theatre, and there will be occasions when visitors will not be able to enter the theatre itself due to rehearsals, set load-ins, and matinee performances. Additionally, there may be occasions when the theatre will need to close unexpectedly. Management will take precaution to avoid these situations, but in the event of an unscheduled closing, every effort will be made to exchange those tickets for a different time. Should no exchange be reasonably possible, a refund will be issued in the same method of your payment. Every effort will be made to announce the schedule adjustments on the website and at the venue. In most cases, the Petersen House will remain open even if the theatre is closed.

Last updated: September 30, 2019

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