Lincoln's Assassination

    Rick snider 2
    24 Sep 2014
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    5 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    White House, Ford's Theatre, Petersen House, U.S. Treasury, National Theater, Willard Hotel

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The statue of Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park, across from the White House.

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment


    Excellent information!

    Posted by Lyn , 9 months ago

    There was a bit of gps echoing losing the Route, but great content and information. Highly recommend, then follow up with an actual tour of the theater. Start the tour at least 60 mins before the theater ticket time if you walk fast. More of you go slow. You want time to get in the theater line.

    Posted by Lyn , 9 months ago

    This was a fun tour and worth the time. It could use a little tweaking on the location mapping. We got a little off track a couple of times at the start when we didn't hit the right spot. Overall informative and engaging.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 3 years ago

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