Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour in Washington DC

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Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour in Washington DC information and booking

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$20
Duration
2 hours
Departs from
Lafayette Square, Washington DC
Returns to
Ford's Theatre
Time of departure
10:30am (before March 1st, 2015)6:30pm (after March 1st, 2015)
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Get intriguing insider details about Lincoln’s mysterious assassination on this walking tour in Washington DC. Led by an expert Civil War historian, you’ll journey back in time through the streets and witness the murderous plot unfold. Starting at Lafayette Square, see main Lincoln-related sites like the White House, the National Theatre and Ford's Theatre, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Your guide will teach you all about the conspiracy and characters behind the president’s shocking and tragic demise.

In the evening, meet at Lafayette Square in front of the White House, where Lincoln lived during his presidency from 1861 until his death, and follow your expert Civil War historian guide through the streets of Washington DC to trace the mysterious story of Lincoln’s assassination.

You’ll discover lesser-known facts and details about the conspiracy behind Lincoln’s shocking death as you pass sites like the Treasury Building, the Andrew Jackson Statue, the famous Willard Hotel and the National Theatre.

When you reach Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, learn how he later passed away in the Petersen House across the street, setting off one of the largest man hunts in history and followed by a highly publicized trial of conspirators.

You’ll leave this tour fascinated and intrigued by this enigmatic drama that changed the history of the nation forever.

For a full list of sites seen on this tour, see the Itinerary section below.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide

What isn't included

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off