“I learned so much more there in one day than I would've in an entire week in a Social Studies project!” -Fifth-grade student, Washington, D.C.

Free Field Trip Program

We offer free tickets to D.C. public schools, Title I schools, and schools that have 40 percent or more students eligible for FARMs. Schools located within the Capital Beltway may also qualify for free bus transportation. 

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Discounted Field Trips

Don’t qualify for the Free Field Trip program? If your’e coming with a group of 10-55 students, book your tickets directly online and receive the group discount. Groups of 55 or more can book with our group sales team. 

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If you have questions, please contact our Education Department.

School Field Trip

Things to Do

Explore These Topics

In our museum, explore exhibits about the Civil War and Lincoln’s presidency. View artifacts from the assassination conspiracy.

Inside the historic theatre, see the President’s Box and learn about the night of the assassination.

In the Petersen House, learn about who surrounded Lincoln during his final hours.

In the Aftermath Exhibits, you can see how the nation mourned Lincoln, follow the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and discover the lasting impact of Lincoln’s legacy.

Know Before You Go

Familiarize Yourself with Ford’s Theatre

Follow Dr. Matthew Pinsker, Professor at Dickinson College, in this nine-part video series as he shows you around the museum, theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits. Learn more about the events of April 14, 1865, to prepare for your trip.

Visit Ford’s Theatre from Your Classroom

Virtual Tour

Take an interactive virtual tour of Ford’s Theatre to explore exhibitions about the Lincoln assassination conspirators, the historic theatre and the Petersen House.