Ford's Theatre

511 Tenth Street NW Washington DC 20004 at E Street NW


Accessible or ADA seating is regularly available. Contact us after buying tickets by replying to your confirmation email to make arrangements.

Wheelchair accessible seating is available at this venue.

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About Ford's Theatre

A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln visited Ford’s and was shot by John Wilkes Booth; he died the next morning in the Petersen House, a boarding house located across the street. Ford’s Theatre remained closed for more than 100 years. The stately downtown D.C. building officially reopened in 1968 as a national historic site and working theatre.


Some seats in the theater have a slightly obstructed view.

370 Ford's Theatre Tips

  • Casual 4
  • Dressy 1
  • Take public transit 4
  • Park in lot 1
  • Dine before you go 2
41 events
2 reviews
32 stars
The weather was Cold . I wore I wore a winter coat, sweater, dress and tights during the performance and was still very cold. Air conditioning was blasting and requests to raise the temperature were ignored..
28 events
20 reviews
17 stars
Come early to visit the museum.
Leslie Weisman
139 events
22 reviews
22 stars
I wore The air conditioning is set very low, so if you're sensitive to the cold, bring warm clothing..
28 events
21 reviews
2 stars
The weather was windy. I wore a sweater, pants, and shoes.
25 events
22 reviews
1 stars
Ford's Theatre is an easy walk from Metro Center.
Roberta Rubin Sherman
27 events
16 reviews
11 stars
Although we wanted to take Metro which is only two blocks away, they were doing track work and it would have taken us too long. There are numerous parking garages in the area. The lot next to the theater is the most expensive at $30, but just two blocks away, we paid $10.
Roberta Rubin Sherman
27 events
16 reviews
11 stars
The theater is right in the heart of the theater district. Between Warner and Verizon Center so there are lots of places to eat

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