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!

Not just another assasination tour

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:

Reviews of our Abraham Lincoln-themed walking tour

"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.

Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of David

DAVID traces his love of history to having grown up next to Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a recreated mid-19th century living history village on Long Island. He moved to the D.C. area in 2003 following a stint as a park ranger at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City.

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Available for private tour bookings. Email info@washingtonwalks.com for more information.

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

Available to book privately.  Please email us for a private tour quote.

Embarks from outside McPherson Square Metro station’s White House/Vermont Avenue exit. (820 Vermont Avenue NW)
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