Abraham Lincoln's Washington

Abraham Lincoln and his family at the White House KELLY & SONS LOC

Abraham Lincoln Walking Tour

Although downtown Washington, D.C. has retained little of its Civil War-era character, if you know where to look, the events of Abraham Lincoln’s time in the city come to life, whether you are looking at a modern office building or a Victorian row house. This walking tour steps back into Lincoln's time as U.S. president.

Washington, D.C. in Abraham Lincoln's Day

The busy streets filled with Washingtonians going about their business and slow-moving, congested traffic are not that different today than they would have been in the 1860s, when the president himself strolled the city-–except that 21st-century Washingtonians benefit from sidewalks upon which to tread and paved thoroughfares on which to drive. In Lincoln’s day it would have been a muddy slog! 

What Happened on April 14, 1865

However you make your way, the climax of Lincoln’s Washington story was tragic: he was the first American leader to be assassinated just as the U.S. Civil War concluded.  Honor his legacy during this walk that includes sites such as:

                 - St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square;

                 - the site of the home of Lincoln's secretary of state, William H. Seward;

                 - the White House;

                 - New York Avenue Presbyterian Church;

                 - Ford's Theatre--and more!


Led by David


"The guide was very knowledgeable and had some very interesting tidbits." - Goldstar reviewer


More Washington, D.C. walking tours you might like: The White House and Lafayette Park and Hamilton's D.C.


Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


Also available for group and private tour bookings. Email info@washingtonwalks.com for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants on public tours.

$35 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

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Embarks from outside McPherson Square Metro station’s White House/Vermont Avenue exit.
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