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 President Abraham Lincoln before killing him at the end of the Civil War.
White House, Ford's Theatre, Petersen House, U.S. Treasury, National Theater, Willard Hotel
The statue of Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park, across from the White House.
Places to stop along the way:
The best White House souvenirs are at 16th and Pennsylvania Avenue, near the end of the walk. You can also duck inside the Willard Hotel near 14th and Pennsylvania, to see the historic hotel.
Best time of day:
The clock is irrevelant, but remember time is of the essence as we race from the White House to Ford's Theater, following the assassination route.
Traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue is restricted to police vehicles, but keep an eye out in the the crowds and occasional protests.
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