The Ford’s Theatre campus (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership) will close early
on December 24 and will be closed on December 25.
The Ford’s Theatre Museum and Center for Education and Leadership offer exhibits and artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. Visit our museum section to preview some of the exhibits, download a floor plan of the galleries, see select artifacts up close and read what Lincoln scholars have to say about them. 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.
Abraham Lincoln is honored today as a man of the people; his words and deeds have inspired generations of leaders.
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.
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.