Don’t live in D.C.? Not a student? Never fear, Ford’s Theatre programming is accessible to those near and far! Learn about four of our virtual programs that bring history to life via an internet connection.
The walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt visitors on an interactive journey through the crime that changed America: Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Hear from one of our guides, Matthew Dewberry, about portraying an 1865 detective on this unique tour of D.C.
Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. People began to bombard the Metropolitan Police Station with personal testimonies, spouting wild speculation as to the meaning. James McDevitt was on the case.