Seven Score & Ten Years Ago

Upcoming events marking the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Amy Mulvihill - April 2015

Events Marking 150 Years Since Lincoln’s Assassination

Upcoming events marking the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Amy Mulvihill - April 2015

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The War Came By Train
Ongoing. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. 11 a.m. Free-$18. 410-752-2490. Exhibition detailing the B&O Railroad's strategic importance in the Civil War.

One Destiny
To May 16. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. Times vary. $5-7.50. 202-347-4833. One-act play about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War
To May 20. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. $20-69. 202-347-4833. Musical uses first-person accounts to tell the story of the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln: The Final Journey To Baltimore
Apr 18-19. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. 11 a.m. Free-$18. 410-752-2490. Baltimore was the first stop on Lincoln's funeral train. Event commemorates that historic moment with reenactments, exhibits, and musical performances.

Lincoln Reenactment
Apr 21. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. 11 a.m. Free-$18. 410-752-2490. Actor Richard Frederick "Fritz" Klein will make a one-time appearance at the B&O Railroad Museum, offering his interpretation of Lincoln.

Silent Witnesses: Artifacts Of The Lincoln Assassination
To May 25. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Included with audio tour ticket. 202-347-4833. Exhibition reunites—for first time since 1865—items in the theater or carried by Lincoln that night, including Booth's gun, Lincoln's clothes, and more.

History On Foot: Detective James Mcdevitt Walking Tour
Apr. 1-2, 4, 8-9, 11, 14-16, 18, 22-23, 25, 29-30.
Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. Times vary. $17-20. 202-347-4833. Follow a 1.6-mile trail through D.C. looking for Lincoln's murderer.

Now He Belongs To The Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration
Apr 14. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 9 p.m. Free. Sold out. 202-347-4833. Stars of stage and screen will read Lincoln's words, plus Civil War-era music and excerpts from Lincoln's favorite theatre will be performed.

The Lincoln Tribute
Apr. 14-15. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. Free. 202-347-4833. Around-the-clock remembrance of the events of April 14-15, 1865, featuring guided tours, reenactments, and talks.

Midnight Tour With James Swanson
Apr. 15. Ford's Theater, 511 Tenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 12 a.m. $42-52. Sold out. 202-347-4833. James Swanson, the author of Manhunt, will take 30 people on an intimate tour of the theater, with each receiving a paperback copy of his book.

Tudor Hall, The Booths Of Maryland, And The Civil War Symposium
May 9. Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air. 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. $65-75. Noted scholars including Terry Alford, Thomas A. Bogar, and Jim Garrett come together for a day of talks about John Wilkes Booth, the assassination plot, and the Civil War.





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