Washington DC Lincoln Assassination Tour

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Discover all the hidden details of Lincoln's assassination on this approximately two-hour walking tour of Washington DC. With an expert guide, you'll travel back in time through the streets and learn the story of one of the most fateful nights in the history of the Republic.

In small groups of about 12 people, you will see the main Lincoln-related sites such as the White House, the National Theatre and Ford's Theatre, where he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

  • Learn the story of Abraham Lincoln's tragic death with this approximately two-hour walking tour of Washington DC.
  • See iconic sites linked to Lincoln's assassination such as the White House, the National Theatre and Ford's Theatre.
  • Hear stories of mystery and betrayal from an expert guide .

What’s included

  • A two-hour walking tour of the history of President Lincoln's assassination in Washington DC.
  • Expert guide specialising in the history of the Civil War.

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Delve into the history of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, which took place in April 1865, with this two-hour small-group walking tour of Washington DC. With an expert guide in Civil War history, travel through the streets of Washington DC and see the sites linked to the assassination of America's 16th President.

In small groups of around 12 people, you will discover all about the conspiracy behind Lincoln's shocking death. You will pass through Lafayette Square, next to the statue of Andrew Jackson and The White House, where your guide will share anecdotes about the last days of President Abrahm Lincoln in the official residence. You'll see the Civil War-era homes and buildings that surround this park.

You'll hear stories and anecdotes of suspense, intrigue and espionage as you pass iconic landmarks such as the National Theatre in Washington DC. This historic theatre, which has been the site of major theatrical productions, was the hiding place of actor John Wilkes Booth just hours before the assassination of the president.

You will walk past The Old Post Office, the former Washington DC Post Office to the Kirkwood House Hotel, where Vice President Andrew Johnson stayed. Conspirator George Atzerodt rented a room here and was given the job of assassinating the Vice President that night, but lacked courage and didn't make the attempt. But that didn't stop him from being executed along with other conspirators on the gallows.

You'll pass by historic Ford's Theatre, to see where actor John Wilkes Booth escaped after shooting the president in the head. On the way to the Peterson House, where Lincoln died hours later, you'll see historic photographs and hear anecdotes of mystery and betrayal.


· 263 Reviews
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    The Lincoln assassination tour is really original and informative. It is a departure from the more classic tours, as here you relive Lincoln's last day hour by hour, passing by many significant buildings in the area.
  • T
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    Great narration, knowledgeable and engaging guide, I loved seeing where it all took place
  • A
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    I would recommend it to anyone who likes to learn about history.
  • R
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    The tour is filled with a lot of detailed history. The guide kept our entire group interested and engaged the whole time.
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