Ford's Theatre Society has announced the fall 2009 lineup for its popular History on Foot walking tours, which, with actor guides playing characters from Civil War Washington, are short theater pieces. The tours begin outside of the historic Ford's Theatre and continue through downtown Washington, D.C.

In one of the fall tours, A Free Black Woman: Elizabeth Keckly by Jennifer L. Nelson, the confidante to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln tells the story of her friendship with the Lincoln family and of her efforts to help former slaves find their way in newly free Washington City. In the second fall offering, Investigation: Detective McDevitt by Richard Hellesen, a detective revisits and reexamines the sites and clues from the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy.

For more information, visit www.fords.org.