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.

Live Events

Exploring Lincoln in Washington

February 6, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST

Ford's Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today. FREE. 40-minutes. Recommended for students in Grades 6 through 12. Presented through Internet 2 Presidential Primary Sources Project.

The Stages of Lincoln's Legacy

February 18, February 27 and February 27, 2020

President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 may have been the end of his life, but it was the beginning of his legacy. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to today, Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Memorial have served as stages from which we celebrate President Lincoln and the things that mattered to him: unity, creativity and the right to rise. 45-minutes. Recommended for students in Grades 4 through 8. FREE.
Feb 18, 2020, 1:10 p.m. EST. Presented by Field Trip Zoom Zone.
Feb 27, 2020, 11:10a.m. EST. Presented by Streamable Learning, Inc.
Feb 27, 2020, 1:10 p.m. EST. Presented by Streamable Learning, Inc.

91,640 students experienced a virtual field trip last year

A Robust Online Presence

We extend learning opportunities to classrooms around the country that are unable to visit the historic site or museum in person.

Distance Learning Partners