Ford's TheatreSince it reopened its doors in 1968, more than a hundred years after the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre has been one of the most visited sites in the nation's capital. Ford's Theatre has enthralled visitors because of its unique place in United States history, and its mission to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education.
Ford's Theatre Society works to present the Theatre's nearly one million visitors each year with a high quality historic and cultural experience, enhancing the vibrancy of this historic site, an important tool for promoting the ideals of leadership, humanity and wisdom espoused by Abraham Lincoln.
As Ford's Theatre approaches the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the institution has renewed its commitment to presenting world class theatre. And, within the near future, Ford's Theatre will be recognized as a major center for learning, where people of all ages can examine the events of that fateful evening in 1865, and enjoy opportunities to emulate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Hours9:00 - 5:00 daily (shows separate)
Calendar of Events
|Abraham Lincoln and the Technology of War|
|The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee|
|History on Foot: Detective James McDevitt|
|'It Strikes Me There's Something In It’: Abraham Lincoln and Naval Technology with Craig Symonds|