The Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, including the Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership, will be closed on the following dates: June 2, 2013 and June 5, 2013.
Distance Learning with Ford’s Theatre
Live Virtual Field Trip
Can’t come to Ford’s? Let Ford’s come to you! Your class can now experience a virtual field trip to Ford’s Theatre using IP-based video conferencing. Led by members of our education team and Park Rangers, live Virtual Field Trips engage students with Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy through interactive experiences with primary source images, “bringing” you to Ford’s Theatre, in 1865 and today! This program is available for all grade levels. The length of this program can be tailored to fit within your class period, up to 60 minutes. $125 per session.
Virtual Investigation: Detective McDevitt
On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective James McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters, a half-block from Ford’s Theatre. Just before 10:30, frantic witnesses rushed in with horrifying news: President Lincoln had been shot at the theatre. Join Detective McDevitt as he revisits the sites and reexamines the clues from the investigation using primary source images and interaction with historical characters. This program is available for Grades 5 and up and lasts 60 minutes. $125 per session.
Our distance-learning participants come from all over the country. See a map of who has engaged with us.
Title I schools are eligible for a 50% discount with proof of status.