On April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as the president sat in the State Box in Ford's Theatre during a performance of a play entitled "Our American Cousin." Historian Anthony Pitch conducted a tour of a number of sites around Washington, DC associated with the assassination, including the White House, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Home of Major Rathbone (who sat in the box with Lincoln), Lafayette Park, Home of Secretary of State Seward, New York Avenue Baptist Church, Willard Hotel, National Theatre, Corner of 12th and Pennsylvania, Ford's Theatre, Petersen Boarding House, St. Patrick's Church, the alley behind Ford's Theatre, and Mary Surratt's Boarding House. Mr. Pitch is in the process of writing a new book on the assassination and conducts tours of the associated sites in Washington, DC.
History and Society, Executive Branch, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Asssiantion