Booth Escape Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

224058


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the car. Chair can be placed in back of car but it may take the place of a seat limiting tour to four customers. There is no chair lift. If you have a DMV issued Handicapped Placard, please bring it along.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Follow John Wilkes Booth on his flight south and pursuing Federal manhunt.


By private SUV, Chase John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David Herold as they attempt to escape the Federal Army. Begin at Ford's Theatre, the site of Booth's dastardly assassination. Next it's onto The Surratt Tavern, where Booth and Herold picked up their "shooting irons" on their way south. Explore Dr. Samuel Mudd's Home where Dr. Mudd set Booth's leg. Next it's onto St. Mary's Church and Graveyard where Booth met Mudd six months before the assassination and where Dr. Mudd is buried. As time allows, the Pine Thicket, and Thomas Jones Home will be visited. A stop for lunch will be made.

Itinerary

0830: Pickup
0900-1130: Ford's Theatre, Museum, Pederson House, Education Center.
1130-1200: Transit
1200-1300: Surratt Tavern
1300-1320: Transit
1320-1420: Dr. Samuel Mudd's Home
1420-1440: St. Mary's Church and Graveyard
1440-?: As time allows, the Pine Thicket, and Thomas Jones Home at Rich Hill will be visited.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City).

End location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City).

Duration: 8 hours

Location of lodging point may result in additional time added to tour.

Transportation

Private SUV.

What’s Included

Transportation to/from lodging point and between attractions via 2017 Buick Enclave. You will be accompanied by a trained military historian as your driver and guide. Admission Fees included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Lunch Costs

What’s Extra

Lunch costs borne by customers. Any personal items such as souvenirs, food, or drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent. Tom shared his wealth of knowledge on the escape route and related topics. He provided meaningful content which added insight to the events of the time. I left with a better understanding and appreciation of the significance of the environment of Booth's escape and the aftermath. It was a related and enjoyable tour.
Jose Tabuena

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