About The Show
Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865.
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.
On the morning of April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth learned the President would visit Ford’s Theatre that evening. He realized his moment had arrived. Follow the events as witnesses describe what they saw and heard.
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?
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.