Capitours DC
Private Tours of Washington DC

Lincoln & the Civil War in and around Washington

Capitours DC offers several tours related to President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in the Greater Washington area. These are not fixed itineraries. You can mix and match depending upon your interests and time available.


The Assassination of President Lincoln
A walking tour from the White House and Lafayette Square to the Willard Hotel, the site of Grover's National Theater, Ford's Theatre and Petersen House, St. Patrick's Church and Mary Surratt's boarding house chronicles Lincoln's assassination. Note: Ford's Theatre and Peterson House close at 5:30 p.m.  Duration: 2 to 3 hours, depending upon the time of day.  

Lincoln in Washington 

Stops can include the White House and Lafayette Square, Lincoln Cottage, Fort Stevens (site of the only Civil War battle fought in the District), Battleground National Cemetery (the smallest National Civil War Cemetery), Mount Olivet Cemetery (Mary Surratt's grave), Ford's Theatre, Petersen House (where Lincoln died), and the National Museum of Health and Medicine (to see the fatal bullet).  Duration: 3 to 5 hours, depending upon your schedule. 

The Assassins' Planned Escape 
Through Southern Maryland including Surratt Tavern and Dr. Mudd's house.
Duration: 4 hours because of travel time.


Arlington and Alexandria 
Including Arlington Cemetery, the Robert E. Lee Memorial mansion, Lee-Fendall House, and Civil War sites in Alexandria.  Duration: 3 hours.


Battlefield Tours 
Choose from Fredericksburg, Manassas (Bull Run), Antietam, Monocacy, Harpers Ferry or Gettysburg. Duration: Full day due to travel time.

Don't Miss This!
The fatal bullet that killed President Lincoln and specimens from Lincoln's autopsy after his assassination are displayed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

Don't Miss This!
Ford's Theatre where Lincoln was shotClick for virtual tour.

Don't Miss This!
President Lincoln's Cottage, where the President and his family lived during the summer and where Lincoln wrote the preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.

We had a wonderful time ... Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and at times he had the two school kids in our group bedazzled in rapt attention, especially when we stood in the intersection in front of the White House at the very spot where one of the attackers ran from Secretary Seward's house down the street, after stabbing the Secretary... Very vivid... All in all, a perfect evening. --
Nancy S., Viator

But, it was the passion and knowledge of our tour guide, Robert, that made the visit memorable. He knew all the stories, had lots of suggestions, and brought the visit to life. -- TripAdvisor

Our tour guide, Rob, G, did a fabulous job of bringing the place to life.
-- TripAdvisor
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