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!: In the hours after Lincoln died in the back bedroom of a boarding house across the street from Ford’s Theatre, souvenir hunters ransacked the property to snatch numerous relics of the president. Deciding to cash in himself, the owner of the house began to charge admission to the hundreds of visitors who came each day to see Lincoln’s deathbed.
Due to distance between waypoints of the Booth Escape Tour, the length of the tour averages 8 ½ hours.