The view from the Ford’s Theatre stage looking out to the audience. To the left of the stage is the President Box with an American flag, a framed picture of George Washington and American flag bunting draped over the box. To the right is another box with yellow and white curtains. In the center of the stage is a wooden desk. The view includes two levels of seating and rows of lighting equipment on the third level.
Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

Government Shutdown Impact

Due to the government shutdown, the Ford’s Theatre Museum and Petersen House will be closed. The Atlantic Lobby, Center for Education and Leadership, Aftermath Exhibits and performances of Something Moving will not be affected. More details below:  

Historic site visit ticketholders: All exchanges and refunds for daytime visitation tickets will be honored. Please reach out to our box office at (888) 616-0270 or We appreciate your understanding of this matter.  

The Center for Education and Leadership and Aftermath Exhibits will remain open. Patron services associates will be happy to answer any questions you have.  

Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard ticketholders: Performances are unaffected by the shutdown and will continue as scheduled.  

We encourage historic site visitors to join us for Something Moving performances! Use discount code SMSHUTDOWN for free tickets. 50 free tickets offered per performance. If these tickets are sold out, use discount code SMSHUTDOWN50 for 50% off tickets.