Take a two-hour journey back in time to learn about the sites and tragic circumstances relating to the 1865 murder of President Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Assassination -- A Drama of Destiny, Fate and Revenge is the only walking tour of its kind to actually include a visit inside Ford's Theatre and Museum, where Lincoln was killed by the well-known Southern actor John Wilkes Booth. You'll be met by a knowledgeable and experienced guide in Lafayette Park who will introduce you to Booth and his conspirators, and share the details surrounding their desperate attempt to avenge the Civil War. Included among the places you'll view during this walking tour are the White House, the Star Saloon, the site of Vice President Johnson's hotel, the US Treasury Building and more. The walk wraps up at Ford's Theatre, the historic location of the heinous crime itself, and includes tickets to the on-site museum.
A dramtic walking tour that traces the tragic day that changed America. At the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln anticipated a time of peace and reconciliation. But others had a different plan. John Wilkes Booth led a gang of conspirators in a plot to avenge the south and change the course of history.
This two-hour tour starts in Lafayette Park and walks down to Ford’s Theatre, where it ends with a tour of Ford’s Theatre and Museum.
Did Booth act alone? How did he manage to get so close to the President? Why did he do it? Why did the government hang four other conspirators. You’ll look into all of these questions and much more in a dramatic, eye-opening tour.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500Get Directions