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Sat, May 21


Lafayette Square at the Jackson Statue

Lincoln in Washington Tour (Registration is Closed)

This Event is full and no more reservations are being accepted. Discover "Lincoln was here" sites and stories in the neighborhoods around the White House. A Lincoln Memorial Centennial weekend Members-Only special event.

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Lincoln in Washington Tour (Registration is Closed)
Lincoln in Washington Tour (Registration is Closed)


May 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Lafayette Square at the Jackson Statue, Pennsylvania Ave NW &, 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About the Event

When Abraham Lincoln had a question, he often walked from the White House to the nearby home or office of the man who had the answer. There are many anecdotes about his encounters with startled colleagues who were always surprised to see the president at their door. Lincoln Group past president John O'Brien spent five years researching contemporary newspapers, correspondence, diaries, and official reports. He produced a detailed city map that identifies the sites Lincoln visited as president. Allen Guelzo described the map as a necessary and important contrtibution to Lincoln studies. John created a unique walking tour of the Washington that Lincoln knew and explored during the Civil War. But O'Brien now lives in Denver, Colorado and his tours do not happen so often. The Lincoln Group is proud to sponsor John in giving a one-time Lincoln in Washington Tour as part of our Lincoln Memorial Centennial celebration weekend. This is a Members Only event and registration is limited to the first 25 people to RSVP. John will have a complimentary copy of his beautiful map for all on this free tour. Wear shoes that will be comfortable for a 1.5 hour, one mile walk. Tour group will assemble at the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. If it rains, we will meet at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

John is contributing his time. The Lincoln Group is suggesting a $20 voluntary donation to help with expenses for other centennial weekend activities. Go to the "Donate" button at the above-right on this page to charge your gift and accept our thanks!

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