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.

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.

Free Special Event

Investigating the Lincoln Assassination with Detective McDevitt

In the wake of the anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination, join Det. James McDevitt, who was on duty that night, in the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and the conspirators. Connect with Ford's Theatre and classrooms around the country in this special 45-minute virtual experience on Thursday, April 19 at 1:10 p.m. ET as you revisit historic sites and reexamine clues from April 14, 1865. Recommended for Grade 3-12.

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