1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Ford's Theater

Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

Product ID: 109513
Join this story-telling tour that explores the fateful night of Lincoln's Assassination and the events leading up to it.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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  • Learn more about the assassination
  • Visit Vice President Andrew Johnson's Hotel
  • Go to Ford's Theatre
Full description
The trajectory of this nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot?

The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington.

You'll learn about the events that led up to the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and the Vice President, as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. Following in his footsteps from the White House to Ford's Theatre to Peterson's Boarding House, where he took his final breath.
  • Licensed Tour Guide

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at Lafayette Square, in front of the statue of Andrew Jackson.

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Important information
Know before you go
Whilst the tour will visit Ford's Theatre, entrance inside may not be possible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This was an absolutely fantastic tour! Brilliant guide and execution!

March 12, 2020

Street theatre meets US history on this fantastic tour - highly recommend as one of the best tours we have ever had world wide. Especially if you are into history, the stories are super interesting.

March 5, 2020

This was a fantastic experience the very highlight of our Washington DC visit to learn about all that happened on Lincoln's last day - amazing and super enthralling story-telling! Must do when in DC!

March 5, 2020

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Product ID: 109513