Reviews & Ratings

30 ratings
4.6 average rating
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9 events
7 reviews
15 stars
attended May 07 2008

This tour was so much fun!!! It had the excitement of a Murder Mystery event, but with the added true historical facts of the events of Lincoln's Assasination. I will be back in DC area in late July and plan on taking the tour again.
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105 events
58 reviews
71 stars
attended Apr 29 2010

This is a really wonderful experience. The tour guide playing Det McDervitt really knew his history and he really got into his character. We all remarked how much we learned about the conspiracy as well as buildings in DC. This tour should be...continued

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70 events
53 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

This was an excellent presentation! Well-paced, well-presented and fascinating. We were surprised by how many people there were especially given the weather (about 30), but the tour leader used a microphone and the size of the group was not an...continued

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Vince Careatti Red Velvet
49 events
25 reviews
-4 stars
attended Apr 18 2012

I've been in Washington since 1960 and I thought I knew a lot about the history and historical sight. Boy was I wrong. I learned so much...Why a hooker is called a hooker for one. The reinactor was top notch. He wasright on with his...continued

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26 events
12 reviews
27 stars
attended May 26 2010

This was a fun event and I recommend it. I live here, but still learned a lot. The professional guide must have been a professional actor. We really enjoyed his use of different voices for different characters as we moved from scene to scene. ...continued

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26 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

This is our second History on Foot experience and we were very pleased. The presenter was informative, moved the group around at a good pace and included everyone in the experience. As locals it is wonderful to have a new and informative...continued

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12 events
3 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 16 2013

A most interesting walk through history. This program made the activities and people involved the night of President Lincoln's assassination come alive. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned much about the people at that tragic time and the...continued

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29 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 17 2011

Absolutely wonderful!! Full of information. We were deputies helping to put together events and facts that occurred the evening Lincoln was assassinated. After going to several sites we had enough information to convict several people in Lincoln's...continued

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17 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 09 2013

Due to the rain, I was not able to attend. What can be done concerning reimbursement, next tour, etc.

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Goldstar Member
3 events
3 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

The "detective" did an amazing job! The history was very informative and entertaining. A wonderful night!

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 13 2012

"you'll see the box seats where President Lincoln and his wife settled in for a night of drama that soon turned very personal". - This is not true. You don't tour Ford's theater at all. It is all an outside walking tour. Was disappointed because...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 17 2011

I was hosting two young relatives from out-of-town, and all three of us loved this unique approach to a historical walking tour. Using a first-person "eyewitness" approach to history, the tour came alive. The guide/performer was charming, played...continued

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12 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

I've taken another tour about the Lincoln Assassination. The other started at the White House and goes east. This one starts at the Ford Theater and provides more details about Booth and his movement through DC on his escape to Maryland and...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Our tour guide was awesome! He was great about getting into character and making the tour interactive. I REALLY wish we could have gone inside the theater. I was disappointed that we couldn't.

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14 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 29 2012

Our tour guide was such a Lincoln geek! We have taken many walking tours when we travel and this is definitely one of our favorites.

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11 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

Tourguide very entertaining, knowledgeable, and fun. Walking tour (approximately 2 hours) which made frequent stops, but remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. Was able to purchase snack and drinks at shop at Ford's Theatre where tour starts....continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

We enjoyed this tour on a delightful fall evening! The tour guide was personable, well-informed and easy to hear. (It was great that he had a mike since there was lots of background noise....) The tour was fast- paced and was just long enough. It...continued

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5 events
1 review
8 stars
attended Sep 17 2011

'Twas quite educational, humorous, a good fast workout afoot & great fun. The clever framing, with chronology & miscellaneous info/clues, really draws in the participants for interesting back-&-forth with the guide. I also liked his funny...continued

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7 events
1 review
1 stars
attended May 22 2013

great guide. prepare for a fast walk

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Goldstar Member
8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

My parents, in their 70s, and my kids (hard to entertain tweens) all loved this program. We wish there were other walking tours like this! A great way to experience history in DC.

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