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Ford’s Theatre is a very popular Washington DC tourist destination in addition to being a working theatre presenting a varied schedule of theatrical and live entertainment events. Ford’s Theatre welcomes more than 650,000 visitors a year. In common with most Washington DC attractions, visitor securty checks are in operation at Ford’s Theatre.
The theatre and museum are open daily, generally 9am to 4:30pm although the schedule can vary. The schedule is available on the Ford’s Theatre website . Tickets, available for the theatre, the museum, or both, are timed-entry every half hour and cost $3 for all visitors. Visiting both museum and theatre takes around two hours.
Peak visitor times are March to July. To guarantee admission advance booking is strongly recommended . A limited number of same-day tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, with the Box Office opening daily at 8:30am (closes 5pm). Further information on daily tours is available on the Ford’s Theatre website .
Guided tours, limited to 20 participants, run at 5pm on select Sundays. These tours last one hour and usually included access to the Orchestra, Balcony, view into the Presidential Box, and the Stage. Check the theatre’s website for the guided tour schedule and to book online .
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