- Tour of historical sites in Washington DC related to the life and death of President Abraham Lincoln
- Go on a guided tour of Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was shot, and learn more about the days that followed
- Browse the Center for Education and Leadership's exhibits about Lincoln's assassination and his impact
- Enjoy a guided tour of Lincoln's Cottage, where Lincoln lived during part of his presidency
What You Can Expect
Take a lunch break (own expense) before heading to Lincoln's Cottage, a Gothic Revival Cottage in northwest Washington DC. For 13 months, President Lincoln lived at this cottage and commuted to the White House, and it was here that he composed his Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves during the American Civil War. During your 1-hour guided tour of Lincoln's Cottage, see memorabilia belonging to the president and learn more about his public and personal life.
Your 5.5-hour exploration of the President Lincoln's life, death, and legacy concludes at Union Station.
I nearly missed the tour, because there were not directions on where to meet up at the station. When I called the number, the lady answering for the tour operator was NOT friendly. The bus driver did not like people and would barely look at us or talk to us. He dropped us off at the theater and told us he would be back for us at 1pm. We were sort of on our own. The theatre and the home Lincoln was taken too, were very fun to see. We then were taken to Lincolns cottage, but again the driver was very vague about where to go, and not helpful at all. I did enjoy seeing the cottage too. Overall, the sites were good, but the "tour" was nothing more than an overpriced taxi ride.
Dumped us out and we got in two, overcrowded public lines at Ford Theater. Thought we were avoiding the public lines by purchasing tickets. The public tours are free. Had people from our group just turn around and leave to go somewhere else. That portion was a terrible value. The Lincoln cottage tour was very nice and the people there did a great job.