The Civil War & Abraham Lincoln Tour of Downtown D.C.!
Sat Nov 27 2021 at 11:30 am to 01:45 pmUTC-05:00
The Garfield Monument | Washington, DC
About this Event
The Civil War & Abraham Lincoln Tour of DC: Capitol Building to Ford's Theater!
The area of Washington from the Capitol Building to Ford’s Theater has an amazing number of locales relating to famous events and personalities of the Civil War. This unique walking tour will touch on the startling events that occurred on these streets. Burn off some of that Thanksgiving feast with a fascinating stroll through DC's historic core.
MEET at the President Garfield statue, at the southwest corner of the Capitol Building, corner of First St. and Maryland Ave., S.W.
Several metro stops nearby. Free parking next to the reflecting pool on the northwest side of the Capitol Building.
Saturday, Nov. 27., 11:30 am.
Length of tour: About 2-1/4 hours.
Some of our action-packed itinerary!:
• Studio of the war’s unknown great photographer
• The secret grotto for Civil War veterans
• The hero of Gettysburg, who ran as a pro-South presidential candidate
• The man who killed John Wilkes Booth—or did he?
• The place which inspired an Oscar-winning movie, and where a plot to assassinate pre-war President James Buchanan was hatched!
• The most studied soldier in American history
• The secret society of “free men of color”
• Workplace of the most famous caregiver in American history, and the astonishing task Lincoln gave her
• The North divided: Yankees vs. Irish
• The lodgings of the Booth conspirators
• The great inventor who botched antebellum politics
• The military nurse who was the country’s most eminent poet
• The site of the assassination of a President & former Union general
• The hulking guard whose critical absence led to Mr. Lincoln’s demise
• The lairs of rebel spies
• A reenactment of Lincoln’s M**der
• The Lincoln conspirators’ horrific fate
Your guide is a former writer for the “Tonight Show”, and ex-White House speechwriter, the writer of new books on the hidden history of the Capitol and White House:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lost-history-of-the-capitol-edward-p-moser/1139708776You must RSVP to attend.
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Think history is boring? Think again!
Where is it happening?The Garfield Monument, 2436 Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, United States