Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour
“The South wants justice, has waited for it long. She will wait no longer” – John Wilkes Booth
It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has facinated Americans and foreigners for 147 years.
Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out.
- White House
- Lafayette Square
- Sight of William Seward’s Home
- Sight of Vice President Johnson’s Hotel
- U.S. Treasury Building
- Willard Hotel
- National Theater
- Star Saloon
- Fords Theater
- Peterson Boarding House To view more photos of this tour click here.
- Baptist Alley
- and much more
Please note that we do not enter into any buildings on this tour.
Where: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square (North front of the White House). Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo. Tour ends at Fords Theater.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Total distance 1m (1.6k)
When: Every Saturday and Wednesday at 7pm. View our Calendar
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.
Private Tours: Private group performances of this tour are offered year roundClick here to inquire.