Friday, 23 May 2008

Ford's Theater

A simple sign in front of a historical landmark. The play that night was "Our American Cousin".

Directly across the street from Ford's Theater, where the President was taken after being mortally wounded.

The Presidential Box, (minus the modern speakers). John Wilkes Boothe opened the door behind the President and First Lady, and fired.

If you are in Washington D.C. and have the time, participate in the the History on Foot program. Get off the Greyline bus, explore the living history that has made our Nation's Capitol such a wonderful city to visit and get to know.

(The following is shamelessly copied from

"On the night of April 14, 1865, Detective James McDevitt was on duty at the Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters at the corner of 10th and E Streets. Just before 10:30 p.m., frantic witnesses rushed in with news: President Lincoln had been shot at Ford’s Theatre. Before long, other rumors swept the streets: the Secretary of State, the Vice-President, General Grant – all dead. Southern prisoners freed; Confederate cavalry converging on the city. Join Detective McDevitt to revisit and reexamine the sites and clues that separate fact from fiction in a first-hand look at the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.
History on Foot lasts approximately 90 minutes and makes at least 8 stops throughout the story. The distance walked is approximately 1.4 miles, an easy walk to follow the most exciting night in our nation's history!
History on Foot Walking Path
Tour Dates Available:
Friday, June 20 at 7 pm
Friday, June 27 at 7 pm
Friday, July 11 at 7 pm
Friday, July 18 at 7 pm
Friday, August 1 at 7 pm
Friday, August 8 at 7 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 7 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 7 pm
Space is limited, so make your reservation today!!!

Now Offering Private Tours of History on Foot :
Private tours of History on Foot are available by request and based on availability. Private tours can be requested for any time, on any day of the week based on availability. There is a flat fee of $500 for a private tour for a group of any size -- 2-40 people. Payment in full is due at the time of tour confirmation. Tours are approximately 90 min. and travel about 1.4 miles beginning at Ford's Theatre and ending at the White House. For more information or to book a tour please contact the Group Sales office by calling 202.638.2367 or email In order to facilitate scheduling of the tour. please be prepared to provide us with your first, second and third choices of dates and times for the tour, as well as the number of people and a very brief description of the group. We will make every effort to accommodate your first scheduling choice. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at History on Foot!

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