Lafayette Square, Washington DC

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Lafayette Square, Washington DC: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

1. 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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Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

2. Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

Learn the terrifying history of Washington D.C. in this adult-only tour. Discover the restless spirits that linger in the city. Listen to tales of horrific murders, mysterious deaths, and tragic suicides. Explore the sites of past hauntings of soldiers and presidents. Spend your night passing by some of D.C.s most haunted buildings, surrounded by the dark, in the glow of the moonlight. Pass by Octagon Museum, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Decatur House, Hay-Adams House, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cutts-Madison House, Lafayette Square, and The White House. Prepare to indulge your dark side with this thought-provoking ghost tour. Feel centuries of darkness creeping around you as your tour guide divulges the city’s secrets.

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Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

3. Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

Learn how to use your camera live in the field rather than a classroom on this DC photography tour. Perfect for all skill levels, this monuments and memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, including F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and composition techniques. Learn how to improve your photography skills by making all the crowds disappear, capturing the perfect shot of some of the country’s most famous spots. Your professional photo instructor will takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions, including the White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials, and finally to Union Station. While you create photographic memories that will last a lifetime, pick up facts, history, and local insight into the US capital. With options for half- and full-day group or private lessons, cater the experience to your preferences and budget.

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What people are saying about Lafayette Square, Washington DC

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Excellent tour with a darling guide who was full of information and historical tidbits. What a great way to re-live such an important episode of history - honestly I could almost imagine Lincoln at some of these places. Highly recommend this marvelous tour.

This was a fantastic experience the very highlight of our Washington DC visit to learn about all that happened on Lincoln's last day - amazing and super enthralling story-telling! Must do when in DC!

Street theatre meets US history on this fantastic tour - highly recommend as one of the best tours we have ever had world wide. Especially if you are into history, the stories are super interesting.

Lindsey was exciting terms of knowledge, and answering questions. Especially attentive to the young kids. Tour very nicely follows a route explaining all the participants. Thanks.

This was an absolutely fantastic tour! Brilliant guide and execution!