Because of elevator repair work scheduled for July 11 through July 14, 2016, the Ford’s Theatre Museum and the balcony levels of Ford’s Theatre will not have elevator access.

Virtual Field Trip with Discovery Education

Ford’s Theatre partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms nationwide, to take students on an interactive virtual field trip to the national historic landmark and working theatre. This unique learning experience gives students an exclusive opportunity to tour the historic site, explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, and learn the story of the president’s assassination and its impact on American history.

Virtual Field Trip Live Q&A
Watch the Virtual Field Trip, created in partnership with Discovery Education. Then, join Ford’s Education staff for a question hour on the anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination. We’ll answer students’ questions about the VFT, President Lincoln, his assassination and why he is still so important to us today.
LIVE on YouTube and Twitter on April 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. E/T. Register here.

On April 14, 2015, students of all ages continued the discussion online. Watch the archived question hour with the Ford’s Education team on YouTube.

Classroom Activities
Download this pdf of activities to enhance your classroom experience and prepare your students for the virtual field trip and to reflect on Lincoln's legacy.

Interactive Resources
Discover the life, legacy and leadership values of Lincoln with these interactive resources.