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Heroes of the Earthquake

Distance 0.5km
Duration 9min

In 1906 San Francisco experienced an earthquake like nothing before in living memory. Four days of fires left much of the city in ruins, but thanks to Lt. Frederick Freeman the waterfront was saved. Explore the Ferry Building and hear the stories of San Francisco history and this unsung hero.

This tour is created by William Perez and Rachel Erickson, and narrated by Rachel Erickson. It is part of the Bethlahem Ship Yard's San Francisco...

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Struttin' Down Royal Street

Distance 0.9km
Duration 15min

Our journey begins at the famous corner of Royal and Canal Streets in Old New Orleans. This was the gateway to the nineteenth century Creole "promenade publique". It was a lavish and decadent antebellum existence, filled with art, banquets, opera, architecture, duels, shopping and, of course, no shortage of Bordeaux and Bourbon. The Creoles even insist that they invented the cocktail.

This French Quarter lifestyle in this beautiful...

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The Royal Mile

Distance 1.4km
Duration 23min

Old Sam's not like the usual tour guides. For one thing, he died over a century ago.

Find out what really happened on the hallowed cobbles of the Royal Mile as Sam recounts the dark and dangerous days of his life - in particular, his dealings with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Follow the trail down the Royal Mile, and find out Sam's darkest secret, on this fictional walk through Edinburgh.

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The Kennedy homes of Georgetown

Distance 2.2km
Duration 37min

Stroll the path of Camelot's early days, when a beautiful young journalist met a rising politician and wartime hero who later became the U.S. president. See the many homes where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy resided, Martin's Tavern where they got engaged, their church Holy Trinity, and Jackie's home after the president's death. We'll also see colonial architecture reminiscent of England, in a neighborhood just steps away from shopping...

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The White House's Lafayette Park

Distance 0.9km
Duration 14min

This is a walk through a small park, but it is also a journey that covers love, betrayal, murder, a duel to the death, attempted assassination, ghosts, the heroes of two wars and - oh yeah - the White House.


Lincoln's Assassination

Distance 2.2km
Duration 37min

Why did America's most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? Was John Wilkes Booth a madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more? Guide Rick Snider, who is a distant relative of Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt, takes you through that fateful night's journey.

Stroll from the White House to Ford's Theater and many points in between examining many of the sites where assassin John Wilkes Booth stalked...