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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 theatre and museum are currently open for daytime visits that educate patrons about Civil War Washington and Lincoln's life, assassination and legacy. Highlights of a Ford's Theatre visit include artifacts related to the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and exhibits exploring Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War.
The Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits remain closed.