Because of the weather forecast, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (museum, theatre and Petersen House) will be closed on Thursday, March 5. The Center for Education and Leadership will remain closed through March 8. The phone system for Ford's Theatre Society is currently down due to a maintenance issue.

  • Second Inaugural Address Panel
    Civil War to Civil Rights
    The Last Great Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    At the National Cathedral
    March 4, 2015
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    Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, cph.3c22988.
  • Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln
    and the Civil War
    March 13-May 20, 2015
    An epic musical.
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  • Abraham Lincoln Symposium
    A free symposium focused on Lincoln’s life, career and legacy.
    March 21, 2015
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  • Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination
    A Special Exhibition.
    March 23-May 25, 2015
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    Photo courtesy Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Field Trip with Discovery Education
    March 26, 2015
    1 P.M. ET
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  • Investigation: Detective McDevitt
    A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
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  • One Destiny
    A one-act about April 14, 1865.
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    Photo of Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt by Mark Ramont.

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

  • The Widow Lincoln
    Jan. 23-Feb. 22, 2015
    Set during the weeks following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre, The Widow Lincoln portrays a very human Mary in the aftermath of her husband’s death as she mourns the post-war life they will never share.

  • Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
    March 13-May 20, 2015
    This epic musical features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War.

  • Ford’s 150
    April 2015 will mark 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Ford’s 150 honors the life and legacy of our 16th President with a variety of special programming.

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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.

Explore Lincoln History of Theatre School/Youth Programs