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Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

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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...
Schedule: Daily
Start Time: 2pm or 7pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Lincoln Assassination Highlights

  • White House
  • John Wilkes Booth on Lafayette Square
  • Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Site of Secretary of State Seward's House
  • Site of Vice President Andrew Jackson's Hotel
  • Ford's Theatre & Peterson's Boarding House

This tour does not enter Ford's Theatre.

This page provides details of our premium and highly rated Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.


TOUR DESCRIPTION

"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.

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.


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.


Tour Information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet at the Andrew Jackson statue in the center of Lafayette Square (map)

If for some reason Lafayette Square is closed, the tour will meet at St. John's Church at 16th and H St NW just across the street from the statue.

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

Cost: This signature tour is offered at a ticketed price. Our premium Lincoln Assassination tour offers small group tours with an expert guide. 

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


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