NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCE FORD’S THEATRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE CLOSURE JANUARY 14, 2011
The National Park Service (NPS) and Ford’s Theatre Society (FTS) announced that the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, comprising the Theatre and Museum (located at 511 10th Street, NW), will close to the public for facility maintenance on January 14, 2011. The Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) is currently closed for repair and rehabilitation until spring 2011. During these closures, visitors may visit www.nps.gov/foth and www.fords.org in order to learn about and experience Ford’s Theatre.
Ford’s Theatre and Museum will reopen to the public on January 15, at 9 a.m.
Admission to Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site is free; all visitors two years of age and older must present a timed entry ticket. Tickets can be reserved through Ticketmaster at (202) 397-SEAT or online at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of same-day tickets are available at the Box Office beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily.
NPS and FTS Partnership
Since Ford’s Theatre’s reopening in 1968, more than 100 years after the April 14, 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, it has been one of the most visited sites in the nation’s capital. Operated through a partnership with the NPS and FTS, Ford’s Theatre has enthralled visitors because of its unique place in United States history, and its mission to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. The NPS and FTS work together to present the Theatre’s nearly one million annual visitors with a high quality historical and cultural experience.
For more information on Ford’s Theatre and the Ford’s Theatre Society, please visit www.fords.org
For information on the National Park Service and the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, please visit www.nps.gov/foth.