About The Show
In this Tony-winning musical, journey through Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion on their quest to meet the Wiz.
Numerous road closures will be in effect around Ford’s Theatre on Saturday, March 24. Patrons should allow additional time to arrive for their visit or show. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has a list of road closures on its website.
The site of Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre offers museum exhibits, live theatre and immersive learning.
See exhibits that follow Lincoln from the start of his presidency to the moment he arrived at Ford’s Theatre the fateful night of April 14, 1865. See rare artifacts related to the assassination.
Come inside where history happened. Learn all about the night of the assassination from our National Park Service Ranger talks, or a short play based on the people in the theatre that fateful night.
Step inside the house where Lincoln died and learn about the people who surrounded the President in his final hours. Closed Dec. 25, 2017-June 2018.
See exhibits exploring the assassination aftermath, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s legacy.
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.
Today many people consider Abraham Lincoln one of the United States’s greatest presidents. Why would John Wilkes Booth want to murder him?
As Lincoln lay dying in a back bedroom of a small Washington boarding house, the home became the hub of the U.S. government. What happened in the Petersen House the night of April 14, 1865?
"Isn’t it always a good time to remember that our world and our life can be and in fact should be, 'A world full of love, like yours, like mine, like…
In our previous Then vs. Now blog posts, we have discussed why the Ford’s stage is slanted and where the cheapest seats were during 1860s performances…
John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln with this small, single-shot pistol. Why would Booth use a weapon with only one bullet?
Explore the life, leadership, death and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through primary sources and lesson plans developed by our education department and master teachers. Choose what works for your needs.