June 22 | Walking Tour - The Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln in Old Anacostia
Sat, June 22, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Meet at the Visitor's Center
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
For generations following the horseback escape of John Wilkes Booth from Washington City up Good Hope Road SE conspiracy chatter lingered among shop keepers and police in Old Anacostia about the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
When Frederick Douglass made his home in the neighborhood in 1877 he heard the conspiracy connections firsthand from those called to testify in the government's prosecution of the conspirators.
Learn about the lost history and unknown relationships of key figures in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln to the Historic Anacostia District in a new walking tour offered by local historian, reporter and walking tour guide John Muller.