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Petersen House Tours and Tickets

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Built in 1849 by William A. Petersen, this historic home located in northwest Washington, D.C. gained its place in history back in 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln died inside its doors after being shot at the Ford’s Theatre the night before. Today, American history buffs can explore the historic museum maintained by the National Park Service and get up close with one of the most notorious moments in our nation’s history.

Visitors can check out a recreation of the scene of Lincoln’s death, which includes replicas of his bed and the bloodstained pillow he slept on. Travelers say that while the Petersen House is definitely worth a visit, tourists should check it out in conjunction with the Ford Theatre for a complete look at its historical context.

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516 10th Street NW, Washington, DC
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The Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour
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The Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

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Follow the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 on this Washington DC walking tour. With a guide, make stops at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square Park, and Ford's Theatre, where the president was shot. Along the way, look at historical photos and listen to anecdotes of mystery and betrayal. Tour is limited to 25 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lincoln's Assassination: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Lincoln's Assassination: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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________ PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided audio tour, and does not include entry to any of the locations mentioned along the way including the Ford's Theatre. ________ Trace Lincoln's final day on this affordable self-guided walking tour in Washington. • Find out why and how America’s most popular actor killed the president • Hear from producer Rick Snider, a lifelong journalist and third-generation tour guide who's distantly related to Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth • Do it all in 40 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Please note that entrance to attractions en route are not included • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Civil War DC: Spies, Murder Bay, and Lincoln's Last Days

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Civil War DC: Spies, Murder Bay, and Lincoln's Last Days

Come along and see how the city of Washington, DC changed dramatically during the Civil War as residents shifted their peacetime daily lives to those of wartime while Abraham Lincoln built a command center in and around the White House neighborhood. On this journey, you will explore this command center, learn how Union and Confederate Spies tried to one up each other on a daily basis, discover the numerous threats to Abraham Lincoln, and walk the streets of Murder Bay, home to more than 100 brothels, many infamously associated with a Civil War general. You will also discover how women served the war effort in the roles of nurse, spy, hostess, camp follower, seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, and even surgeon. This is the ultimate tour for Civil War buffs to learn about daily life in Washington, DC during the war.
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