Operating Hours & Seasons

General Information

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and Ford's Theatre Museum is opened, with a modified schedule for daytime visitation on Wednesdays through Mondays (closed on Tuesdays). Visitors are advised to purchase advance tickets at least one day in advance. Some walk-up tickets may be available at the Ford's Theatre box office, but in limited numbers and walk-up tickets may not be available at all for some days or entry times.

Reserve Tickets through the Ford's Theatre Society online box office.

Ford’s Theatre and its museum will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Timed entry to Ford’s Theatre and museum will be available on the half hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visits to Ford’s Theatre are self-guided. National Park Service rangers will be stationed in the Theatre to orient visitors and answer questions, but no formal talks will be scheduled during this time. The Petersen House (The House where Lincoln Died) and the Aftermath Exhibits at the Center for Education and Leadership remain closed at this time.

Procedures and policies are in place to mitigate risk of COVID-19:

  • Face coverings are required.
  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place.
  • Low contact check-in will be in place.
  • A low-touch experience is provided.
  • Some one-way visitor paths are in place.
  • Increased cleaning will be implemented.

To see a full list of policies, visit www.fords.org/welcome-back.

Reserve tickets online at the Ford's Theatre Society website. The Ford's Theatre Society charges a $3 reservation fee for each ticket. Patrons are limited to six tickets per order.

Groups interested in visiting should email
groupsales@fords.org. Group capacity is limited at this time.

Theatre Closings for Rehearsals and Performances

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. 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 as far in advance as possible.

Last updated: January 5, 2022

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