The mission of Ford’s Theatre is to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and to explore the American experience through theatre and education.
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. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, 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: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality, and creative expression.