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Plan a historic site visit to learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation.

During a field trip to Ford’s Theatre, students can

  • Tour the historic theatre and museum
  • See the box where President Lincoln was shot
  • Illuminate personal stories of many individuals in and around Civil War Washington
  • Reveal the fate of the assassination conspirators, and the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth
  • Explore Lincoln’s complex legacy

Free Field Trip Program

To qualify for the Free Field Trip Program, your school must be a:

  • D.C. Public School, D.C. Chartered Public School; or
  • D.C., Maryland and Virginia Title 1 school or school with 40% or more student eligible for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs); or
  • Title 1 school or school with 40% or more students eligible for FARMS outside the D.C. metro area

To receive free bus transportation, schools must:

  • Be eligible for free group tickets (see above) and
  • Be located within the 495 Capital Beltway

Don’t Qualify for the Free Field Trip Program? Discounted tickets are available through Group Sales.

Book a Free Field Trip

Group Sales

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Visit Ford’s Virtually

Request a live, interactive Virtual Field Trip to bring Ford’s Theatre’s many stories into your classroom wherever you are.

Virtual Field Trips