Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Honor Lincoln's Legacy

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here
to the unfinished work which they who fought here
have thus far so nobly advanced.”

-Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

Are you inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s words to help complete his unfinished work?

In the modern world, it is easy to forget our nation’s history or underestimate the value of hearing its stories. Please don’t let that happen.

Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore Lincoln’s life, presidency and legacy. People of all ages are transported back to Civil War Washington through immersive exhibits, historical performances and tours, education workshops, and talks by renowned authors and scholars.

We need your help to make this possible.

Please honor our 16th president and remember our nation’s past by supporting Ford’s Theatre Society with a donation today.

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Please contact us at (202) 434-9545 or email us with any questions.

Photos from left to right: David Selby as Abraham Lincoln in the Ford’s Theatre world premiere production of “Necessary Sacrifices.” Photo by T. Charles Erickson. Book Tower photo © Maxwell MacKenzie. Tuskegee Airmen visit with students at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Gary Erskine. Ford’s Theatre interior photo © Maxwell MacKenzie. Erin Driscoll and Kevin McAllister in the Ford’s Theatre production of the musical “Violet.” Photo by Carol Rosegg.