The Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

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69 reviews   (4.81)

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour will take you hour by hour, minute by minute through the last day of our 16th President. You will meet the characters that made up the team of conspirators who were desperately trying to save the Confederate cause in the dying days of the Civil War. There were to be three attacks that night, all at the exact same time. This tour unfolds as a story filled with suspense, intrigue, and espionage. It is the story of one of the most fateful nights in the history of the Republic.

Your tour guide will take you back in time with old photos of the neighborhood and make the story accessible to both young and adult guests. One of the most highest rated tour of DC, this tour is well worth your time.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please note: This tour does not enter any buildings during the tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please note: This tour does not enter any buildings during the tour
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Lafayette Square
The tour will begin with an introduction to President Lincoln's final months in the White House. New characters will be introduced as we explore the historic row houses that surround the park.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The National Theatre
On the day of the assassination, John Wilkes Booth stopped by this theater and met with a friend. Later that evening, Lincoln's son Tad was at this theater watching a play: Alladin or his Wonderful Lamp.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Post Office Pavilion
Across from this grand old building was the location of the Kirkwood House Hotel. This is where Vice President Andrew Johnson stayed. Conspirator George Azerodt rented a room here and was given the job to attack Johnson that same night...

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ford's Theatre
This is the historic theater where John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind the President like a coward and fired that fateful shot. Today it is a working theater and it has been restored to his Civil War era grandeur. Millions of Americans visit this location every year to remember Lincoln and his legacy.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Petersen Boarding House
This small and simple historic row house was a boarding house at the time of the Civil War. After Lincoln was shot, he was taken to a room on the first floor of this house while the doctors attended to his health. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton interviewed witnesses here that night. Robert Todd Lincoln arrived from the White House and stayed by his father's side all night. It was a sad procession early the next morning when they finally brought the President's lifeless body down the steps for his carriage journey back to the White House.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great guide, interesting tour.
Nancy_V, 18-12-2022
Personable and knowledgeable guide, Rebecca. Great new information we didn't know before was provided.
Fun and Informative!
amarillomichelle, 14-11-2022
This was a lot of fun! We learned a lot and enjoyed walking about town with the tour. Our group of teens and 40-somethings were all very glad we decided on this tour from so many options around DC.
Engaging and Interesting, Enjoyable Hike of Washington, D.C.!
Matt_S, 23-10-2022
We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very engaging and interesting. A lot of info on the intertwining events of that fait full day! Also, great tips on places to see the sights and food suggestions on the way. My young adults enjoyed the tour very much!
BEST part of our DC trip
Kelly_S, 16-10-2022
Let me tell you about the best thing we did in DC.

When I was in high school, I went with my parents to DC and visited Ford's theater. We had the BEST tour guide, who walked us through, moment by moment, the night Lincoln was assassinated. It was like we were there.

When I took my teenahe daughter to DC alone a number of years ago, I was excited for that same experience. So I was extremely disappointed to realize they'd built a museum in the basement of the theater and now handed you a headset with a pre-recorded story that walked you along walls of photos and objects.

She was bored out of her skull.

So I was determined to find something better for my trip with my two teensge boys...and did I ever.

This tour was HANDS DOWN the best part of DC.

Rebecca was our tour guide. We met her at a church a block from the White House and ended our walking tour at Ford's Theater. Along the two hour stroll, she pointed out homes and buildings and brought to life the night of April 14, 1965.

The boys were her knowledge...her boy might have even mentioned he wants to end up with a girl that smart. (Music to my ears)

If you're coming to DC, you NEED to do this tour. See if you can get Rebecca.

Fyi... you don't actually go in the theater, but truly, it didn't even matter. She had a tablet where she showed photos and explained it all, and we were able to visualize it perfectly!

It was all I was hoping for and more.

Great tour
robert_w, 11-11-2022
Tour guide was very entertaining .
Very informative
Fairly priced
Great way to spend your evening

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