Lincoln assassination: Aug. 7, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
Why did America’s most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? We stroll from the White House to Ford’s Theatre and many points in between over 90 minutes examining many of the sites where John Wilkes Booth stalked President Abraham Lincoln before killing him at the end of the Civil War. A madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more. Rick is a distant relative of John Wilkes Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt so keep a wary eye on him.
Tours begins at St. John’s Episcopal Church steps at 1525 H St NW (16th and H) by Lafayette Park and White House and ends at Ford’s Theater.
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Sex, Scandal and Sinners Along Embassy Row: July 31, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.
They were the super rich of the Roaring Twenties. Parties for 2,000 with $1 million spent on a dog’s birthday. A daughter of Teddy Roosevelt who became a fashion icon. Across the street was a daughter of a rich gold miner who carried the curse of the Hope Diamond. A third iconic party host filled a local paper with gossip. Embassy Row isn’t short on stories on affairs, gossip and even a grisly terrorist bombing. DuPont Circle to Sheridan Circle may now be filled with embassies, but it was once the playground of the wealthy. We’ll also see Kalorama with two former presidents’ homes plus other famous people and the Spanish steps. Tour begins and ends at the DuPont Circle fountain at the intersections of Massachusetts Avenue NW, Connecticut Avenue NW and New Hampshire Avenue NW.
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Georgetown’s Famous Folks and Buildings: Private tours only
We’ve combined our two Georgetown tours into one. You’ll see the canal, colonial buildings, homes of famous people like the Kennedys and much more. This two-hour walking tour includes the Old Stone House, several historic churches and buildings, a brief walk along the canal while it’s under repair, Francis Scott Key Park named for our national anthem’s author that lived nearby, “Exorcist” steps where the horror movie’s climatic scene was filmed, Car Barn from the cable car days, university campus and homes where John and Jackie lived before their White House days. Tour begins at the Old Stone House at 3051 M Street N.W