The Aftermath Exhibits remain closed in our level one reopening. These exhibits explore the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's funeral train and Lincoln's legacy.
The Aftermath Exhibits take you to a Washington street the morning after Lincoln’s assassination. Follow Lincoln’s funeral train back to his hometown in Springfield, Illinois. In an interactive exhibit, learn about the crowds that gathered to mourn the president each time the train stopped.
S. S. Elder, a welder in Springfield, Illinois, knew he was going to be a part of history when he was asked to seal the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln. See the tools he preserved for posterity from that important job.
For seven weeks in summer 1865, the country’s attention was fixed on a small courtroom in Washington, where eight of John Wilkes Booth’s accused co-conspirators were on trial for their lives. See memorabilia from that trial, including fragments of rope believed to be from four conspirators’ nooses.