Washington DC

Lincoln's Assassination: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Washington, United States
Lincolns Assassination Explore Lincolns final day on this audio walking tour

From USD 5.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about one of the most momentous events in US history in great detail with this self-guided audio tour about Lincoln’s assassination. Trace the former US president’s final days as you explore DC from Lafayette Square past the White House to the front of Ford’s Theater. The tour can be completed in 40 minutes but gives you complete control over when to start and stop again. Note: entrance fees to attractions en route are not included.
  • A self-guided audio tour about Lincoln’s assassination
  • See Lafayette Square, the White House, Ford’s Theater, and more
  • Explore at your own pace—start, pause, or restart at any time
  • Once downloaded the tour works without cell phone reception

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Lafayette Square
    Pennsylvania Ave NW &, 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    The statue of Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2021 - 10/14/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

End point

  • Ford's Theatre
    511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    The tour ends at Ford Theatre where Lincoln was assassinated.

What To Expect

Lafayette Square (Pass By)

White House (Pass By)

Old Ebbitt Grill (Pass By)

InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C., an IHG Hotel (Pass By)

The National Theatre (Pass By)

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

Petersen Boarding House (Pass By)

Ford's Theatre (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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17 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 17 reviews
Keith_S, May 2023
I got to the location and they had no Idea what I had purchased but it wasn't entry to Fords Theater. Scam!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Keith This isn't a scam and we make it clear that its an audio tour and not an entry ticket. The product's title is "Lincoln's Assassination: A Self-Guided Audio Tour" and on the product page, we say that entry into attractions mentioned on the tour aren't included. Could you let us know what made you think that this was an entry ticket into the Ford Theatre? If there's something we can be clearer about and do better, we'd like to know. Thanks, Alicia
Les_O, Apr 2023
It was an amazing experience to relive that fateful day and to see what led up to it. To see the history and those old buildings and the actual items used is an experience I won’t forget.
We had a beautiful day...
Jan_N, Apr 2023
We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed the walk. We did get confused with location a few times. In the future, I would listen to the tour before going, so as to be familiar with the information. I think we spent too much time trying to make sure we were in the right spot for the information.
Didn’t work well
Amber_B, Apr 2023
This audio didn’t work well at all. We were disappointed. We ended at the Theatre and weren’t able to get in to see it.
SandraL_V, Aug 2022
I didn't go - tours are FREE if you just walk up to the window. Your Web site did not make it clear that I was not dealing with the Ford Theater directly.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Sandra This is not a scam. We've made it clear that the tour is a self-guided audio tour in Washington about Lincoln's Assassination. We've also included this note at the start of the product's description: "This is a self-guided audio tour, and does not include entry to any of the locations mentioned along the way including the Ford's Theatre." I have processed a refund for you. You should receive notification of this shortly. Keep well, Alicia
Not for me
Damaris_R, Aug 2022
I couldn't even start at the moment I got in. Then, It was behind and I didn't understand anything. I was lost so I stopped it. The result: I didn't use the tour audio.
Great self guided tour. Good stories.
Joan_M, July 2022
Loved the Peterson house. Lucky to end our tour with a park ranger giving a talk about the house. Awesome.
This was a scam
Rhonda_R, Apr 2022
I lost my money on this booking. The Lincoln museum said there was no such thing as an audio tour AND the tour was free. At first I was informed it was 40 for 2 people and then wonder of wonder I got a credit so that I only had to pay 2.00. I believe I was scammed
Response from Host, May 2022
I'm not sure what has happened here Rhonda, but this certainly isn't a scam. This is a self-guided walking tour with the VoiceMap app that starts at Lafayette Park and ends at Ford's Theatre. It is not an entrance ticket to the museum at Ford's Theatre or any of the other attractions en route. This is clearly stated in the description, and the list of exclusions specifically lists, "tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route". We also sent you a message soon after receiving your booking confirming this, and explaining how the app works. We do this for every booking. I can see that Viator has processed a partial refund for you, but at no point did we receive any communication from you or from them. I'm sorry you feel like you were scammed. This is obviously not a positive outcome for us. But it's hard to know what we could have done differently here.
No way!
Carlosjose_M, Dec 2021
I have tried to have my purchase canceled. The place was closed and this app still took my money and there’s no way they can cancel this purchase for $35 never again I will try to use it.
Experience? What experience?
Liza_O, Nov 2020
Because of the blocked streets we could not experience the tour at all. We couldn’t even get to the starting location. I am pursuing a refund. Quite disappointed.
Response from Host, Nov 2020
We're sorry you couldn't do the tour Liza! We didn't hear from you beyond receiving this review, but we've now processed a refund. We've also messaged you through Viator because we'd like to also give you credit for a free tour, in any of VoiceMap's 200 plus destinations. We do try to stay up to date on roads closures and other events that might prevent people like you from doing a tour, but 2020 has not made this easy. I can only say that this is only the second time we have received feedback like this in seven years. All the best, Iain

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