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 RightsThe Last Great Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.Learn more
At the National Cathedral
March 4, 2015Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, cph.3c22988.
Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln
and the Civil WarMarch 13-May 20, 2015Learn more
An epic musical.
Abraham Lincoln SymposiumA free symposium focused on Lincoln’s life, career and legacy.Learn more
March 21, 2015
Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln AssassinationA Special Exhibition.Learn more
March 23-May 25, 2015Photo courtesy Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Guided Tour of Ford’s TheatreTake an intimate, guided tour of the historic Ford’s Theatre. Select Sundays.Learn morePhoto by Maxwell MacKenzie.
Virtual Field Trip with Discovery EducationMarch 26, 2015Register Now
1 P.M. ET
Investigation: Detective McDevittMarch-OctoberLearn more
A walking tour that explores the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
One DestinySpring-SummerLearn more
A one-act about April 14, 1865.Photo of Michael Bunce and Stephen F. Schmidt by Mark Ramont.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.