In general, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is open every day except for Thanksgiving Day and December 25. However, Ford's Theatre is an active theatre, and there are times when the site is closed for matinees, rehearsals and special events. In most cases, the Petersen House and Ford's Theatre museum will remain open even if the theatre is closed.
Ford's Theatre Hours
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is open for tours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Box Office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. In the event of evening performances, the Box Office will remain open until 8 pm. In the event of an evening History on Foot walking tour, the Box Office will remain open until the tour begins.
The Petersen House
The Petersen House, where President Lincoln died, is open for tours from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily. Admission into the Petersen House is included in your ticket to Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.
Last updated: July 2, 2019