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Historic Ford's Theatre to Reopen May 12

By David J. Kent

Washington D.C.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Historic Ford's Theatre will be reopening to the public on May 12, 2021, at least partially. On that date, the Ford's Theatre Society and the National Park Service will initiate a phased reopening. In the first phase, the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday and closed on Monday and Tuesday. Only the museum and theatre will be open. The Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits located across the street from the main building will remain closed for the present.

It's critical to plan ahead. The box office will remain closed and timed tickets will be required in advance.

Starting at 10 a.m. May 7, tickets will be available for May 12-16 historic site visits. Future ticket releases will be on Fridays at 10 a.m. for the following Wednesday-Sunday. For example, tickets for May 19-23 will be available Friday, May 13.

Vaccination has made it possible for limited resumption of activities. To ensure a safe visiting experience, reopening is being done in conjunction with guidance developed in collaboration with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Information on capacity limits, mask requirements, wellness checks, social distancing, one-way paths, and an enhanced cleaning regime can be found on the Ford's website.

Ford's will continue to offer a variety of virtual programming, from Cabinet Conversations to virtual field trips. Check out their website for more information.

And welcome back!


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