Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Monday, May 19, 2014.

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.

Purchase books related to the assassination conspiracy.

June-August 2014 will go on sale May 5, 2014.


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Tour Route


Press Coverage

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 $600 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 using IP-based video conferencing. This program is available for Grades 5 and up and lasts 60 minutes. $125 per session. Visit our distance-learning page for more information.

Dates

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:15pm
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:45pm
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 6:45pm