Distance Learning with Ford’s Theatre

Distance Learning at Ford's Theatre


Investigating the Lincoln Assassination with Detective McDevitt
On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective James McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters, a half-block from Ford’s Theatre. Just before 10:30, frantic witnesses rushed in with horrifying news: President Lincoln had been shot at the theatre. Join Detective McDevitt as his deputies and revisit the sites and reexamine the clues from the investigation. This live program uses primary source images and interaction with historical characters. Each 60-minute session is $125 and available for Grades 5 and up.

How to Request a Program:
Investigating the Lincoln Assassination is offered upon request through the FieldTripZoom catalogue and scheduled based on mutual availability.

Investigating the Lincoln Assassination must be booked at least two weeks prior to the requested session date. Ford’s Theatre is working with FieldTripZoom to connect with classrooms and audiences around the nation. For more information and to schedule a program please visit www.fieldtripzoom.com.



Tour Route


Our distance-learning participants come from all over the country. See a map of who has engaged with us.

Please direct any questions to the Education Department.

Ford's Theatre Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson for making the distance-learning studio possible.