This tour will take you hour by hour, minute by minute through the last day of our 16th President. You will meet the characters that made up the team of conspirators who were desperately trying to save the Confederate cause in the dying days of the Civil War. There were to be three attacks that night, all at the exact same time. This tour unfolds as a story filled with suspense, intrigue, and espionage. It is the story of one of the most fateful nights in the history of the Republic.
Your tour guide will take you back in time with old photos of the neighborhood and make the story accessible to both young and adult guests. One of the most highest rated tour of DC, this tour is well worth your time.
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Stop At: Lafayette Square, 16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
The tour will begin with an introduction to President Lincoln's final months in the White House. New characters will be introduced as we explore the historic row houses that surround the park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1711
On the day of the assassination, John Wilkes Booth stopped by this theater and met with a friend. Later that evening, Lincoln's son Tad was at this theater watching a play: Alladin or his Wonderful Lamp.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2501
Across from this grand old building was the location of the Kirkwood House Hotel. This is where Vice President Andrew Johnson stayed. Conspirator George Azerodt rented a room here and was given the job to attack Johnson that same night...
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
This is the historic theater where John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind the President like a coward and fired that fateful shot. Today it is a working theater and it has been restored to his Civil War era grandeur. Millions of Americans visit this location every year to remember Lincoln and his legacy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Petersen Boarding House, 516 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
This small and simple historic row house was a boarding house at the time of the Civil War. After Lincoln was shot, he was taken to a room on the first floor of this house while the doctors attended to his health. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton interviewed witnesses here that night. Robert Todd Lincoln arrived from the White House and stayed by his father's side all night. It was a sad procession early the next morning when they finally brought the President's lifeless body down the steps for his carriage journey back to the White House.
Duration: 10 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Shared tour with a group limited to 17 travelers
- Please note: This tour does not enter any buildings during the tour
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
- Professional guide
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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