• Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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  • Remembering Lincoln
    An online collection of digital responses to the assassination.
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  • Guided Tour of Ford’s Theatre
    Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Select Sundays.
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    Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.
  • Online Exhibitions
    View interactive exhibitions about the assassination and history of Ford’s.
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    Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.

More at Ford’s Theatre

  • Plan a visit to the Ford's Theatre campus, which includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership.

  • Ford's Theatre produces plays and musicals reflecting America's rich cultural heritage.

  • Enjoy a special event with our artists or an author reading by a renowned Lincoln scholar.

Daytime Visits See a Performance Special Events

  • One Destiny
    Spring and Summer
    Learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865.

  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    March-October
    Take a walking tour of downtown Washington led by an actor dressed as a Civil War character.

  • The Guard
    Sept. 25-Oct. 18
    In this world-premiere comedic drama, playwright Jessica Dickey paints shimmering portraits of Rembrandt, Homer and those who protect the art we cherish.

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  • President Abraham Lincoln presided over four years of civil war. Learn about his remarkable presidency, his assassination and its dramatic aftermath.

  • Learn the history behind the historic Ford's Theatre building.

  • Ford's Theatre offers learning opportunities for students and teachers, as well as online interactive resources.

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