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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 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.


  • 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 April 2014

My wife and I arrived at the site of the Lincoln Tour early. We saw a man sitting nearby. We approached him and asked if he was on the tour also. It was Robert Goffredi, the Tour Guide. He was friendly, personable and enthusiastically shared with us that he, his father and grandfather all were raised in Washington DC. And that he was a retired lawyer. We had four adults and three children on our very educational tour of the people and events and especially the places surrounding Lincoln's last days of his life. Mr Goffredi, in his eloquent portrayal of his subject matter, was adept at helping each of our group of seven feel important and also to imagine and internalize what happened that April 1865. I have always been an admirer of Abraham Lincoln and have studied his life a great deal. Walking to the places where history happened, seeing the places I've only read about and having it explained enthusiastically by Mr Goffredi made this walking tour a highlight of my first visit to Washington DC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

It was indeed a feverous night that Lincoln was shot. Not only did Booth fire a fatal bullet, but his cohorts were on the rampage too (something I did not know). Tim shared the many 'spooky' coincidences on that fateful day, along with very relevant context. Plus, he answered every question. My only wish is that it was a warmer night so I could have stayed longer to hear more.

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