Abraham Lincoln is recognized as one of the most popular figures in all of world history. Tour two sites synonymous with the President's life and death in Washington, D.C.
Start with a visit to Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln spent that fateful night of April 14,1865. A guided tour will take you through the Theatre itself, as well to Petersen House, where Lincoln died. Also, experience the new Center for Education and Leadership, featuring two floors of exhibits addressing the immediate aftermath of the assassination and the evolution of Lincoln's legacy, as well as the Leadership Gallery floor featuring special exhibits.
After lunch, take a trip to one of the Nation's Capital's hidden gems, Lincoln's Cottage! This Gothic Revival Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in northwest Washington, D.C. Lincoln's time at the Cottage served as bookends for Civil War — he first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site the day before his assassination. While living at the Cottage for 13 months from June-November of 1862-1864, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House. He developed the Emancipation Proclamation while staying here to avoid the heat and distractions of the White House.
A comprehensive, one-hour guided tour will unearth more about the popular President than you ever thought possible!