Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.

Special Events


Guided Tour of Theatre
June 28, July 12, August 9
Take an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Explore the events surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination and learn about the guests who attended with the President.

The Guard Meet and Mingle
Oct 2
Following the 7:30 p.m. performance of The Guard, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as members of the cast, who will be on hand to discuss the production.

The Guard Under 35 Night
October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons younger than 35 can purchase discounted tickets, then stay afterwards for a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.

Past Events:

Abraham Lincoln Symposium
March 21
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration
April 14 at 9 p.m.
Luminaries of stage and screen will present a moving commemorative tribute to President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years to the day since his assassination.

Lincoln Legacy Project Panels
October 2011 – October 2013
Presidential Panel on Leadership
February 2012
Lincoln as Humorist
With Conan O’Brien
March 2009