Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives
A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, DC to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The site of Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Ford's Theatre offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in America's past while revealing meaningful connections to today.
The Ford's Theatre campus is currently closed for daytime visits, but virtual programming continues online for students, educators and the historically curious of all ages. Register for our free live history events, Virtual Play Readings, performances of One Destiny On Demand, or our biweekly Cabinet Conversations interviews with historians, artists and thought leaders who connect Lincoln's presidency to our contemporary life.