Historic Ford’s Theatre
Visit Ford’s Theatre and step back in time. Learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation.
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Visit Ford’s Theatre and step back in time. While at our historic site, you will learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation.
Explore exhibits on Lincoln's presidency, Civil War milestones and the assassination conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth.
Go inside the historic theatre and learn about the night of the assassination.
Download a virtual reality experience with first-person accounts from those who witnessed Lincoln's final hours.
Virtually explore some of the artifacts related to Lincoln's funeral train and the trial of the conspirators.
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Teaching and Learning
Ford’s Education provides dynamic learning experiences for all teachers and students. Our teacher programs and resources explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the city of Civil War Washington. Through historic site visits, virtual field trips, student matinees, and oratory programs, we offer powerful and unforgettable opportunities to express, explore and engage. Come learn with us!
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Learn how and why it happened, and see the event’s lasting impact on our nation.