A woman stands in the Ford’s Theatre balcony near the Presidential Box leading a guided tour for seven people who are seated.
Photo by Scott Suchman.

Guided Tours

Explore history in our special guided tours!

Step into the past with our walking tours of Washington, D.C. and guided tours of Ford’s Theatre! Ford’s Theatre offers guided tours for those who wish to experience history with a narrative and structure. Nothing beats a tour that reveals information you may not know from an expert, illuminates the details you need to notice and shares special stories. Through Investigation: Detective McDevitt and Fords@5, you can experience history with a trusted guide who will take you through Lincoln’s history. Check out your options below, and get tickets now!

Investigation: Detective McDevitt

An actor stands dressed as an 1860s detective, holding a notepad. Behind him on a brick wall is posted a reward poster for the capture of Lincoln's assassin.
Eric M. Messner as Detective James McDevitt in the Ford’s Theatre History on Foot walking tour, Investigation: Detective McDevitt. Photo by Gary Erskine.

A walking tour that brings history to life!

Join Detective McDevitt as he revisits the sites and reexamines the clues from the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy.

Ford’s@5 Tours

Entry to the renovated Ford’s Theatre Museum though a train car.
Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie

Explore Ford’s Theatre after hours!

Learn about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination by exploring the museum and historic theatre through an intimate, guided tour after visiting hours.