1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Meet beside equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, in the center of Lafayette Square facing the front of White House.
President Lincoln’s assassination was perhaps one of the most tragic moments in our country’s history. Today, learn about one of America’s most famous Presidents, and the tragic plot that lead to his death.
Walk in the footsteps of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and one of America’s most reviled assassins and his co-conspirators. Stand in front of the White House and see where Lincoln delivered his last speech and where John Wilkes Booth vowed to kill him.
See the posh home of Major Henry Rathbone, Lincoln’s theater guest, who struggled with the assassin moments after the murder. This walk also passes by the site where another conspirator stabbed Secretary of State William Seward, then continues to the location where Vice President Andrew Johnson was sworn in as Lincoln’s successor.
We will walk to Ford’s Theater, where Lincoln was mortally wounded on April 14, 1865. We will also see the Petersen House across the road, where Lincoln died the following morning (April 15, 1865). We will visit where the conspirators boarded and plotted, and where some were arrested in Mary Surratt’s notorious brick boarding house…and we will see much, much more!