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:

                 - 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, September 18, 2021 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.

$25 per person.

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