McDevitt History on Foot Walking Tour: Lincoln Assassination - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 6:45pm

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One of Washington D.C.‘s most famous historical events, the assassination of President Lincoln comes to life on the city streets. This History on Foot walking tour is led by an actor in costume, sharing little-known facts and moment-by-moment commentary about the events of April 14 and 15, 1865. Starting outside of Ford’s Theatre, you’ll hear all about the moments leading up to Lincoln’s shooting as he and his wife watched the night’s performance. You’ll then visit a number of historical sites, ending up at the White House. As you walk, a guide portraying the detective who was on duty the night of the crime will give details about the assassination conspiracy, how the crime was carried out, and the simultaneous efforts to save Lincoln’s life and find the person who pulled the trigger.

Additional Information:

On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective John McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters at the corner of 10th and E Streets. Just before 10:30pm, frantic witnesses rushed in with news: President Lincoln had been shot at Ford’s Theatre. Before long, other rumors swept the streets: the Secretary of State, the Vice-President, General Grant were all dead…Southern prisoners had been freed…Confederate cavalry were converging on the city. This tour will look at the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and separate fact from fiction.

History on Foot lasts approximately two hours and makes at least eight stops throughout the story. The tour does not actually go inside the theater. The distance walked is approximately 1.4 miles, an easy walk to follow one of the most exciting nights in American history.

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