The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits) will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Bring the story of President Lincoln’s assassination and the world of Civil War Washington into your classrooms.

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.

Live Discussion

April 14, 2017

Every year on the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, we host a live Q & A on YouTube and Twitter to answer all of your questions about Lincoln’s life, death and why he is still so important to us today.

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.

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