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Lincoln Assassination

It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the Lincoln Assassination...

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.


"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 more than 150 years.

Sights on the tour on the Lincoln Assassination Tour :

  • White House
  • Lafayette Square
  • Site of William Seward's Home
  • Site of Vice President Johnson's Hotel
  • Willard Hotel
  • National Theatre
  • Star Saloon
  • Fords Theatre
  • Peterson Boarding House

Please note that we do not enter any buildings on this tour unless indicated on your booking date.

To tour inside the historic site of Ford's Theatre (see full post) and Peterson's Boarding House, you need to have tickets.

If you book a private tour with us, we may be able to arrange tickets inside Ford's Theater to coincide with your tour.

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Tour Information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. | This is a ticketed tour with payment made at the time of booking.

Where: The tour begins at St. John's Church, the yellow column church at the corner of 16th and H St NW across the street from Lafayette Square.

Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo. Tour ends at Fords Theater.

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with SpotHero.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Total distance 1m (1.6k)

When:  View our calendar

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

What Should I Bring?

  • This is a ticketed tour so payment is made at the time of booking! Guides can accept cash or Venmo for optional gratuity, however.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A water bottle
  • Camera
  • Appropriate clothing / umbrella - tours are rain or shine!

What's Included

  • Professional Historian/Tour Guide
  • Recommendations for the best food, music and museums
  • Advice on must-do experiences

And much, much more

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