Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour


Join this story-telling tour that explores the fateful night of Lincoln's Assassination and the events leading up to it.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2 hour


  • Highlights
    • Immerse yourself in history as you're transported back to the Civil War era
    • Visit the sites of assassination attempts on the Secretary of State and VP
    • Learn more about John Wilkes Booth's plans and motives
    • See the original exterior of Ford's Theatre and Peterson's Boarding House
  • 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.
  • Includes
    • Guide
  • Exclude
    • Entrance into Ford's Theatre