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.
The Ford’s Theatre Museum and Center for Education and Leadership offer exhibits and artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. Learn more about the Center for Education and Leadership.
Learn the Story
President Abraham Lincoln presided over four years of civil war. Learn about his remarkable presidency, his assassination and its dramatic aftermath.
Explore the artifacts and stories from our museum to learn more about the Lincoln assassination and the history of Ford’s Theatre.
Lincoln Book Tower
The new Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features a winding staircase and 34-foot tower of books about Abraham Lincoln.
Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection
Remembering Lincoln is an online project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. It will be the place to discover the reactions of people who lived through the president’s murder and its aftermath.
Abraham Lincoln is honored today as a man of the people; his words and deeds have inspired generations of leaders.
Research and Resources
Additional information to help you continue your exploration of these events that shaped American history.
All photos courtesy of Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.