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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.
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.
Wonderful tour with knowledgage guide. Robert made the history come to life. The entire family enjoyed the experience.
The only downside was the outdoor temperatures and we would have enjoyed an earlier tour so we could enter Ford's theater.
Having been recommended to try this tour on our trip through Washington DC it definitely didn't disappoint. Walking around and relieving the story of the conspirators/assassination amongst the backdrop of the actual sites made it all the more amazing. The guide Robert was knowledgeable and friendly and made the whole experience extremely educational and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful time, and we four got some great photos, considering it was an evening walking tour. The weather was surprisingly balmy for mid-winter in Washington, DC. We walked from 7:30 to 9:30, so there was no rush hour traffic on the streets. In fact, the road in front of Ford's Theater was eerily empty -- very atmospheric. With dramatic lighting on the theater's front entrance, we expected to see John Wilkes Booth emerge from the side saloon door to enter the theater and commit his treasonous act. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and at times he had the two school kids in our group bedazzled in rapt attention, especially when we stood in the intersection in front of the White House at the very spot where one of the attackers ran from Secretary Seward's house down the street, after stabbing the Secretary and shooting his son. Very vivid. Also, it being just after Christmas, holiday decorations at the Willard Hotel and on the office buildings sparkled and shone. After our tour broke up, our little group adjourned to Ollie's Trolley and dined on burgers and milkshakes. All in all, a perfect evening.
Our tour guide was Robert and he was wonderful. He was engaging and so knowledgeable. We only had 4 people on our tour and it was great as Robert took the time for us to ask questions. My 10 year loved walking ahead of us with his new found friend. What an interesting tour!
We toured Ford's theater earlier in the day. Linked up with Rob, the guide, in front of the White House at about 630. The tour lasted 2 hours, and even though it was cold, it rated a 10 out of 10 for my three teenagers. Phenomenal history.
Excellent tour! Our guide (Robert) made the 2 hours seem like 1. Highly recommended.
We had a great time on the tour. Rob was extremely knowledgable and made the history come alive. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves history (he gave info. we didn't know ) or wants something fun to do when in Washington. We will go on any tour he leads when we return to DC.
Excellent tour guide was a highlight of our trip A lot of walking involved I would not recommended in inclement weather conditions
This was one of the highlights of our week DC. We received an overview of the country at the time of Lincoln and a very personal account of his death. It was great!
This was a brilliant tour, the guide was a history teacher and not only knew the story extremely well, but set the scene and atmosphere with additional information on the city as it was then, the background politics and the characters of the people involved in the events. Indeed, he brought the drama to life so incredibly well, that I and my friend carried on discussing the matter well into the night as though it were a current event, and with suitable indignation for the fate of Lincoln.