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Our tour guide, Robert Geffredi, was excellent! He made the tour entertaining and very informative. It was well worth the money. We would highly recommend this tour.
An excellent tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and not just about Lincoln. He knew a lot about DC in general. He was able to set the scene about what was going on at the time and how it culminated in Lincoln's assassination. I had my kids, 11 and 12, with md and they enjoyed it too. My only disappointment was that we did not get to go in to Ford's Theater. That is not part of the tour. It ends in front of the theater.
This was one of the highlights of our trip to DC and we learned so much! The retired attorney that took us on this tour was absolutely amazing! He shared his great love of history with us and we all felt his passion and excitement as he took us from place to place. Thumbs Up in a big way!
This was an incredible tour with a knowledgeable guide. It was a great precursor to our visit to the Ford's theater the next day. Highly recommend!
Educational, informative and entertaining! Rob our guide was so knowledge but even more enthusiastic. I walked away feeling like I had personal knowlage of the sad events that evening. I would rate my history knowlage and interest as a one out of ten yet I found this tour outstanding. Our son who loves civil war history would also recommend it. Some how our guide engages all no matter their knowlage base. Like the Viator easy of booking and their assistance.
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!