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 video-conferencing, travel back in time to investigate the Lincoln assassination. Connect with our staff or a National Park Service Ranger to ask questions about Lincoln’s life and legacy.

We use YouTube and Twitter to make participating in live-streaming events easy and accessible. Taking part in our interactive learning programs not only brings Ford’s into your classroom, it also connects your class with other students all over the country.

Grades: 5+ | Length: 60 Minutes | Cost: $125

Virtual Investigation Detective McDevitt

As Detective McDevitt’s deputies, students will revisit sites and reexamine clues from April 14, 1865. This live program uses primary source images and interaction with historical characters. Available year-round.


Investigating the Lincoln Assassination with Detective McDevitt Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time Assist Detective James McDevitt as he investigates the assassination of President Lincoln. For this special presentation of our popular Virtual Investigation, students will connect simultaneously with classrooms from around the country.

FREE. 60 minutes. For students in Grades 5 through 12. Presented through Field Trip Zoom.

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