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Ford's Theater: Our most recommended tours and activities

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

1. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery. Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery

Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

2. Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

The trajectory of this nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot? The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington. You'll learn about the events that led up to the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and the Vice President, as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. Following in his footsteps from the White House to Ford's Theatre to Peterson's Boarding House, where he took his final breath.

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What people are saying about Ford's Theater

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Terrific! It was a beautiful day outside! Our tour was at 10 am in early June. It was not too hot yet. The only recommendation I would make is to increase the length of time to 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes when dropped off at the Lincoln memorial. We didn't feel 30 minutes was enough time to take in The Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. In fact we ran out of time and didn't make it to the Vietnam Memorial.

This was a really interesting tour! The guide was very knowledgeable about the events. The tour was a easy pace of stopping to listen and walking. I would highly recommend this tour!

This is a great way to get oriented and decide what you want to go back to later. I recommend it for the first day of a D.C. vacation.

Good combo of live narration and 1 stop at the Lincoln Memorial. Great if you don't have forever for a long hop on hop off tour

OUR guide was very kindly and prepared to make his work..