Abraham Lincoln's Washington
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 studying a modern office building or a Victorian row house. 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! However you make your way, the climax of Lincoln’s Washington story was tragic: he was the first American leader to be assassinated. See sites associated with Lincoln's terms as president as well as those related to his nation's capital legacy such as:
- the site of the home of Lincoln's secretary of state, William H. Seward;
- the White House;
- Ford's Theatre--and more!
Led by David
"The guide was very knowledgeable and had some very interesting tidbits." - Goldstar reviewer
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
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$25 per person.