Enhance Your Visit
This pre-recorded audio tour provides additional content and historical background. Available in both youth and adult versions. $5 each. You will be prompted to add an audioguide on when you reserve tickets.
John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln with this small, single-shot pistol. Why would Booth use a weapon with only one bullet?
What did Lincoln wear to Ford’s Theatre the night John Wilkes Booth murdered him? See his clothes, including the special message sewn inside his overcoat.
The presidency is known to age a person quickly. How did the stresses of the presidency and Civil War change Lincoln’s appearance?
A pillow from Willie Clark’s bed at the Petersen House is now a priceless relic. On it, you can see the blood of President Abraham Lincoln.
When U.S. Army soldiers captured and killed John Wilkes Booth, they emptied his pockets. What was Booth carrying during his 12 days on the run?
Dr. Samuel Mudd claimed not to recognize the two men who appeared at his home the morning of April 15, 1865. See the pieces of evidence that disproved his story and sent him to prison.