Ford's Theatre

Type: Cultural Venues, Historic Sites, Tours and Excursions

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Holiday Attractions: All of these joyful holiday events are enough to drive Ebenezer Scrooge mad so come see him transform his mean, old ways thanks to visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in...  Read More
Sightseeing: History books will teach you that this D.C. site was the location of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination just days after the Civil War ended but the theatre is much more than what happened on...  Read More
Historic Sites: 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln while watching a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at this venue in April 1865. As a remembrance, the theatre...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Tours: Daily 9am-4:30pm
  • Box Office: Daily 8:30am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Tours Free
    Performances $25 - $55

  • Holiday Attractions: "The two-hour show, running from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31, is recommended for ages 5 and up."
  • Sightseeing: "The theatre's museum features the pistol used by assassin John Wilkes Booth and the clothing worn by Abraham Lincoln the evening he was shot."
  • Historic Sites: "The theatre's museum has the actual gun used in the assassination on display."
  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Seeing 'A Christmas Carol' is a holiday tradition. Why not see it in person instead of on television?
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: With 2015 marking the 150 anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, the theatre has many noteworthy programs worth attending.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The refurbished theatre pays its respects to Lincoln while putting on enjoyable performances for all.

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