Street Address
511 10th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Mailing Address
Washington, DC 20004
phone: 202-347-4833
Ford's Theatre is a working professional theatre, and there will be occasions when visitors will not be able to enter the theatre or museum due to rehearsals, set load-ins and matinee performances. On a typical day, the hours are: 8:30 a.m.: Box Office Opens 9:00 a.m.: Site opens (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) 4:00 p.m.: Final entry into the museum 4:30 p.m.: Final entry into the theatre
Advance individual tickets are $2.50. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $2.00. A limited number of free tickets are available at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office beginning at 8:30 a.m. for same-day tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals are limited to six tickets per person for same-day tickets.
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Kym Elder, Superintendent
phone: 202-426-6924 x241
Rae Emerson, Deputy Superintendent
phone: 202-426-6924 x223
Claudia Anderson, Chief of Interpretation
phone: 202-426-6924 x222
Lauren Beyea, Publicist


Ford’s Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861. Exhibits explore Lincoln’s Presidential cabinet, what life was like in the Lincoln White House, various Civil War milestones and generals, Lincoln’s great speeches and the Assassination conspiracy. The collection of artifacts includes the deringer that John Wilkes Booth used, as well as a replica of the coat that President Lincoln wore the night he was shot.


Since it reopened its doors in 1968, more than a hundred years after the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford’s Theatre has been one of the most visited sites in the nation’s capital. Ford’s Theatre has captivated visitors because of its unique place in United States history, and its mission to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. For its accomplishments, the Ford's Theatre Society was honored in 2008 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given by the U.S. government to artists, arts institutions and arts patrons.


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