See the Capital and learn about the Civil War as never before, visiting sites that show the personal toll of the conflict on the president and so many others.
Start your day at President Lincoln’s Cottage, and experience the history of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life where he lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency.
From Lincoln’s home to Clara Barton’s, visit the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. Tour the boarding house rooms where Clara Barton lived and worked during the Civil War and discover how Lincoln’s decisions effected ordinary individuals.
Walk down the street to Ford’s Theater, where John Wilkes Booth fatally shoots Lincoln in 1864. Visit the theater and the nearby boarding house, the Petersen House, where he ultimately perishes from the wound. Exhibits explore the assassination, its aftermath, and Lincoln’s enduring legacy.
End your day at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and meet all forty-four US Presidents … and maybe some other famous people you’ve been dying to meet.
Or, take in a play at Ford’s Theatre. The historic site reopened as both a museum and a theater in 1968. Taking in one of their top-notch productions, with the Presidential box in your peripheral vision is a surreal and memorable experience.