We are the only company that delivers a private tour of the Booth Escape Route. Your guide is a Lincoln Assassination historian and knowledgeable of all of Booth and Herold’s haunts along their flight path. This is an intimate tour for up to six of your friends or family. This experiential tour for is a must for Lincoln assassination buffs or those with an interest in military history. Experience the full story!
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 Lincoln’s 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, Rich Hill, Thomas Jones Home, and Garrett Farm site will be visited.
Fun Fact!: During the Civil War, Mary Surratt and her husband owned a tavern in Maryland that was thought to have served as a safe house for the COnfederate underground. After the war, she opened a boarding house, where it is believed that John Wilkes Booth devised his assassination plans. Mary Surratt was eventually hung for treason in 1865 due to her involvement in the assassination of Lincoln.
Due to distance between waypoints of the Booth Escape Tour, the length of the tour averages 8 ½ hours.