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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.

Book a Virtual Field Trip as a private session for your class or group, or register for a regularly scheduled, public live event.

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

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Virtual Investigation Detective McDevitt

Assist Detective James McDevitt as he investigates the assassination of President Lincoln. Revisit sites and reexamine clues from April 14, 1865. In this interactive, theatrical program, participants will interact with historical characters portrayed by an actor, examine primary source images and hear witness statements.

This session is 60-minutes long including time for Q&A. Designed with 5th-12th graders and adult audiences in mind. Appropriate for anyone who wants a theatrical experience, exploring specifically the assassination of President Lincoln and manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.

6,382 students experienced a virtual field trip in 2020


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

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