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Bring the story of President Lincoln’s assassination and the world of Civil War Washington into your classrooms through our distance-learning program.

Using live videoconferencing, students and history lovers of all ages engage with primary source images and Ford’s Theatre Education staff in our interactive Virtual Field Trips.

Join us for a regularly scheduled live event with open registration or book a virtual field trip as a private session for your class or group.

All programs are appropriate for students and life-long learners. Specific grade-level recommendations are included with each program.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Virtual Field Trip program is on summer break July and August 2021. We will resume programming and accept requests for Virtual Field Trips beginning September 1, 2021. Check out these ways to connect with us this summer:

Virtual Behind the Scenes Tour

Take an intimate virtual tour of the historic theatre.

Civil War Washington Through the Eyes of Mary Henry (History Video)

Explore the city of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War through the eyes of Mary Henry, a young woman who lived in the Smithsonian castle.

6,382 students experienced a virtual field trip in 2020


A Robust Online Presence

We extend educational opportunities to learners from around the country that are unable to visit the historic site or museum in person.

Distance Learning Partners