The National Park Service (NPS) and Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the convenience charge for an advance group reservation to Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site will increase from $1.25 to $2.00 per ticket beginning September 1, 2011. The increase will not affect the free, same-day tickets distributed at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office. The increase will support staffing and other costs incurred by Ford’s Theatre Society associated with its assistance in operating the site.

The convenience charge for individual tickets will remain at $2.50. 

Advance Group tickets:

Groups of 20 or more can reserve advance tickets by calling the group sales office at Ford’s Theatre or by reserving tickets online through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster fees will apply). Payment is due in full at time of reservation.

To reserve advance group tickets, visit or call the Ford’s Theatre Group Sales Office at (202) 638-2367 or (800) 899-2367.

Those wishing to reserve individual advance tickets to Ford’s Theatre and Museum should visit, or contact Ticketmaster at (202) 397-SEAT or online at Ticketmaster fees will apply. Visitors are urged to consult the daily schedule at before making a reservation to ensure the type of programming they desire.

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.

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