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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Get intriguing insider details about Lincoln’s mysterious assassination on this walking tour in Washington DC. Led by an expert Civil War historian, you’ll journey back in time through the streets and witness the murderous plot unfold. Starting at Lafayette Square, see main Lincoln-related sites like the White House, the National Theatre and Ford's Theatre, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Your guide will teach you all about the conspiracy and characters behind the president’s shocking and tragic demise.


  • 2-hour Lincoln assassination walking tour in DC
  • Learn intriguing lesser-known facts about Lincoln’s assassination by your expert guide, a Civil War historian
  • Trace the plot of his death as you pass sites like the White House, the National Theatre and the famous Willard Hotel
  • See Ford's Theatre, where he was shot, and the Petersen House across the street, where he later died

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A Civil War historian shares a treasure trove of knowledge on this atmospheric evening walk past landmarks tied to Lincoln's assassination. It's a very memorable history lesson!

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What You Can Expect

Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour in Washington DC

Ford's Theatre Where Lincoln Was Assassinated

In the evening, meet at Lafayette Square in front of the White House, where Lincoln lived during his presidency from 1861 until his death, and follow your expert Civil War historian guide through the streets of Washington DC to trace the mysterious story of Lincoln’s assassination.

You’ll discover lesser-known facts and details about the conspiracy behind Lincoln’s shocking death as you pass sites like the Treasury Building, the Andrew Jackson Statue, the famous Willard Hotel and the National Theatre.

When you reach Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, learn how he later passed away in the Petersen House across the street, setting off one of the largest man hunts in history and followed by a highly publicized trial of conspirators.

You’ll leave this tour fascinated and intrigued by this enigmatic drama that changed the history of the nation forever.

For a full list of sites seen on this tour, see the Itinerary section below.


Andrew Jackson Statue
Lafayette Square
White House
Site of the US War Department
Site of Major Rathbone's home
Site of Secretary of State William Seward's home
Site of Vice President Andrew Johnson's hotel
Treasury Building
Willard Hotel
National Theatre
Star Saloon
Ford's Theatre
Petersen House
Baptist Alley

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tim Kelly was FUN and an outstanding and very knowledgable guide!!! He was A plus!!! I am a native Washingtonian and he was GREAT!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Exceeded our expectations! Tim Kelly, our tour guide, was marvelous. Full of great stories and information about both Lincoln and Washington D.C. And we had the opportunity to watch David Cameron as he entered the White House. Would recommend this to tourists and DC residents.

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