Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives.
A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum, and learning center. Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, DC, to explore the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and celebrate the American experience. The site of Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Ford's Theatre offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in America's past while revealing meaningful connections to today.
The theatre, museum, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits are open for daytime visits that educate patrons about Civil War Washington and Lincoln's life, assassination and legacy. Highlights of a Ford's Theatre visit include artifacts related to the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and exhibits exploring Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War.