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 fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 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 in the Lincoln Assassination.

Sites on the tour on the Lincoln Assassination Tour :

Lincoln Assassination Ford's Theatre

  • White House
  • Lafayette Square
  • Site of William Seward’s Home
  • Site of Vice President Johnson’s Hotel
  • U.S. Treasury Building
  • Willard Hotel
  • National Theatre
  • Star Saloon
  • Fords Theatre
  • Peterson Boarding House
  • Baptist Alley

Please note that we do not enter into any buildings on this tour. To tour inside the historic site of Ford’s Theatre and Peterson’s Boarding House, you may arrange tickets here. Visiting with kids? You may want to check out their special theatre program, One Destiny, a short one act play that details the tragic events at Ford’s.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

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: 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.

Start: Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Park on the north side of the White House (1600 H St NW) (map)
Closest Metro: McPherson Square (Blue and Orange)

End: Ford’s Theater (511 10th St NW) (map)
Closest Metro: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, Red)