4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

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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.

Highlights

  • 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 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

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.

Itinerary

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 September 2015

It was a wonderful experience. My grandson,Dallas, thoroughly enjoyed it also. He teared up in Ford Theater. The information that was shared was fantastic. We couldn't have ask for a better tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were not the most knowledgeable group when we started, but by the end of the tour we were experts on Lincoln's assassination. Tim Kelly was great at explaining and answering our questions. This is a very interesting and comprehensive tour of Lincoln's last hours and the days after.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was amazing. My husband is a Lincoln buff and was totally in his element. The guide was amazing. Very personable and handled the detours well. They closed the park while he was talking because of white house stuff going on. But he never skipped a beat. We got in to the Fords Theater which for the last 4 visits to DC we weren't able to do. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent experience.....our guide, Tim, was superb and we could tell he really enjoyed what he was doing. Very informative, extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tim Kelly was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable, energetic and personable. He literally went the "extra mile" to educate us on the historic facts of the area and Lincoln's life. Thank your for an enjoyable tour. Mike and Gloria from Minnesota.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had an incredible time on our first night in DC with Kara on the Mall tour! It was so informative and we were all so interested that even the kids paid attention! I am definitely recommending DC by Foot to our friends and family! Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tim Kelly was great. This tour was so informative. If you are a history buff you will love it. Lots of standing and walking... but we are young so no worries...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My friends and I were planning a trip to Washington D.C and, wanting to do something a little different than just museums, we decided to book the Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour. I am very happy we did so. The fact that you are on your feet for a lot of the time definitely keeps things interesting and provides for a lot of change of scenery. Our tour guide, Tim Kelly, is both very knowledgable and informative. He manages to strike a very good balance, providing a lot of fascinating facts and details about the assassination, but without being over bearing and leaving you with a headache. He is glad to entertain questions and can talkyour feet for a lot of the time definitely keeps things interesting and provides for a lot of change of scenery. All around a very enjoyable and educational experience. I highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Had a terrific tour with Tim Kelly, on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's shooting. Tim is very relaxed and a natural comedian, but is highly knowledgeable about his subject and packed in an enormous amount of information, including about the civil war. Just brilliant.

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!!!

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