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Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

1. Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

The trajectory of this nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot? The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington. You'll learn about the events that led up to the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and the Vice President, as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. Following in his footsteps from the White House to Ford's Theatre to Peterson's Boarding House, where he took his final breath.

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What people are saying about Petersen House

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This was a fantastic experience the very highlight of our Washington DC visit to learn about all that happened on Lincoln's last day - amazing and super enthralling story-telling! Must do when in DC!

Street theatre meets US history on this fantastic tour - highly recommend as one of the best tours we have ever had world wide. Especially if you are into history, the stories are super interesting.

Lindsey was exciting terms of knowledge, and answering questions. Especially attentive to the young kids. Tour very nicely follows a route explaining all the participants. Thanks.

Katherine made this fun and super informative. This tour is DEFINITELY worth it!

This was an absolutely fantastic tour! Brilliant guide and execution!