The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will close early on December 24 and will be closed on December 25.
History on Foot: Detective James McDevitt
Investigation: Detective McDevitt
written by Richard Hellesen
directed by Mark Ramont
runs March through October
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 he revisits the sites and reexamines the clues from the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy.
Investigation: Detective McDevitt lasts approximately two hours and makes at least eight stops throughout the story. The distance walked is approximately 1.6 miles from Ford’s Theatre to the White House. Wear comfortable shoes.
Investigation: Detective McDevitt is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Fall dates will go on sale August 17.
Please note: History on Foot tours do not include entrance into Ford’s Theatre. For information on touring Ford’s Theatre, click here. Filming is not permitted but photography is encouraged. All tours begin promptly. Patrons should check in for their tour in the lobby of the theatre about 5 to 10 minutes before the tour start time. Latecomers may not be accommodated. Tours will take place rain or shine. If you have a question regarding the status of the tour, please call the Box Office at (202) 347-4833.
Private History on Foot Tours
Private tours of History on Foot are available by request and based on availability. There is a flat fee of $680 for a private tour for a group of 2-40 people. Full payment is due at the time of tour confirmation. To facilitate scheduling of your tour, please be prepared to provide your first, second and third choice of dates and times, the number of people, and a very brief description of your group. We will make every effort to accommodate you. To arrange a private tour, call (202) 638-2367 or email the Group Sales Department.
Virtual History on Foot
Can’t come to Washington, D.C.? Let Detective McDevitt come to you! You and your group can now experience our Investigation: Detective McDevitt tour online. This program is available for Grades 3 and up and lasts 60 minutes. $75 per session. Visit our distance-learning page for more information.
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