Join our Washington DC guides as they bring the tragic story of Lincoln's Assassination, 155 years after that fateful day in American history.
The best way to learn about Lincoln's Assassination is to take our Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour in Washington DC.
APRIL 9, 1865
Leading up to our Lincoln's Last Day event on April 14, Dan gives a brief overview of Confederate General Robert E Lee's surrender.
APRIL 10, 1865
Former Lincoln Assassination tour guide, Christopher talks about the tragedies in Lincoln's life as Washington DC celebrates Lee's surrender.
APRIL 11, 1865
Leading up to our Lincoln's Last Day event on April 14, Christopher talks about John Wilkes Booth at Lincoln's Last Speech on April 11, 1865
APRIL 13, 1865
Lincoln Assassination tour guide Lindsey tells us a little about Mary Surratt.
APRIL 14, 1865 | Lincoln's Last Day
John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators hatched a plan after their kidnapping attempts fail to cripple the Union by assassination the Secretary of State, Vice President, and President - all at the same time. Around 10pm, Friday, April 14, 1865.
The Attempted Assassination of Secretary of State Seward
Lincoln's Last Day was almost the last day for Secretary of State Seward. Booth co-conspirator, Lewis Powell attacked Seward at his home near the White House the night of April 14, 1865 at the same time that Booth was entering the President's Box at Ford's Theatre.
The Planned Assassination of Vice President Johnson
While Booth was entering Ford's Theatre, and Lewis Powell was entering Secretary of State Seward's home, George Adzerodt was waiting for Vice President Andrew Johnson.
Shortly after 10pm on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth will enter the President's Box at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC while President Lincoln is watching Our American Cousin. That would be Lincoln's Last Day.