A museum display featuring artifacts including five guns, a white hood, a pick ax and five small portraits. To the right of the display are three white life-sized statues representing some of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination.
Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

The Evidence

Objects left behind are a window to the past. Ford’s Theatre’s collection of artifacts brings you close and personal with one of the consequential murders in history.

Ford’s Theatre invites you to explore the items below and their significance. Examine them closely and imagine what it would feel like to hold material evidence of the last days of President Lincoln and conspirators who plotted to kill him.