Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ford's Theatre Offers Guided Tours on Select Sundays

Interior image of Ford’s Theatre (Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie)

From our friends at Ford's Theatre Society...

Ford's Theatre Society Offers Guided Tours of Historic Ford's Theatre Select Sundays During Summer 2015

Tours part of Ford's 150 Programming

Ford’s Theatre Society announced several public guided tours of Ford’s Theatre on Sundays May 3, 17, June 28, July 12 and August 9. These intimate tours recount the history of Ford’s Theatre and the events surrounding the assassination. Guests will learn about the people who attended the theatre with the President and First Lady, find out why President Lincoln was unguarded that evening, discover how John Wilkes Booth's plan to kidnap Lincoln evolved into the assassination plot, how Booth escaped, and more.

Tours include entry to the ante-room leading to the Presidential Box where John Wilkes Booth waited to shoot the president. Each one-hour tour is limited to 20 people, and includes entry into the theatre only. Tickets to see the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Peterson House or Center for Education and Leadership must be reserved separately.

Tours are offered as part of Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of programs commemorating 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865.

Tours are at 5:00 PM on May 3, 17, June 28, July 12 and August 9. Tickets may be reserved in advance at or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 (Ticketmaster charges apply). Tickets are $28, plus fees.

About Ford’s Theatre:
The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. Through its moving and dynamic theatrical productions, live historic interpretation and engaging educational programs, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital for all audiences to explore and celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles. Since reopening to the public in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has operated through a public-private partnership between the not-for-profit Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service. For a full list of upcoming mainstage productions and events, visit