Lincoln Assassination Tour
June 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm| $5
Back by popular demand! This is your chance to experience our one of a kind Lincoln Assassination Tour if you missed the Cemetery Speaker Series earlier this year.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head while watching a play at Ford’s Theatre. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, jumped to the stage floor and fled. The next day, April 15, President Lincoln died as a result of his wounds. With Booth’s escape, the largest manhunt in American history ensued as law enforcement and military searched for the assassin. Aided by fellow conspirators such as David Herold, Booth evaded authorities until Army soldiers located Booth at a local farm. Surrounded, Booth was shot and killed in that fateful confrontation. Eventually, 8 other conspirators, including Herold, were implicated in the conspiracy and subsequently executed after a trial by military tribunal.
The story of the 16th President’s assassination is a well known one. Hundreds of books, thousands of articles, and dozens of special exhibits are just some of the ways this story has been told. But have you ever seen the story told using the graves of those involved with the assassination?
Please join one of our expert docents for a tour of the graves and memorials associated with the assassination at Congressional Cemetery.
Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds go to benefitting our non-profit mission of historical preservation and education. Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths.
The event is rain or shine and you may meet the docent near our front gate.