WE ALL KNOW the history behind the public assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and we have been taught that happened to Booth 12 days later. Interestingly, this may not be the correct history, and we got involved with an adventure to find out more about the theory that Booth did get away.
In July of 2013, we traveled to Washington, D.C. and took a tour of Ford's Theatre. Ford's Theatre is the location where John Wilkes Booth stepped into the Presidential box on April 14, 1865 and shot Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head as he was watching the play, Our American Cousin.
In July of 2013, we traveled to Washington, D.C. and stopped at Ford's Theater and the Petersen House across the street. The Peterson House is where President Abraham Lincoln took his last breath.
In November of 2019, we traveled to Chicago, Illinois and one of the locations that we visited was the Chicago History Museum. Almost everyone we have talked to about this location did not realize that this museum currently houses the Abraham Lincoln death bed.
On August 17, 2019 we traveled to the Star Barn in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and took a ride on the Lincoln Train. This beautifully restored steam engine has two cars attached. A passenger car and a reconstructed Lincoln Funeral Car that you leave the train through after your train ride. In this video, we will share with you our ride and exit of the train.
On August 24, 2019, we traveled to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania to the Star Barn for a Civil War re-enactment and to take a ride on the Lincoln Funeral Train. We knew there would be vendors and part of the J. Howard Wert collection was going to be there as well. We didn't know that we would actually be able to see the podium that was used by Abraham Lincoln when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. What an amazing surprise, to be that close to a piece of American history, was a truly humbling experience.
Back in the late 1800s, this device was considered to be “High Tech”. It is a stereoscope viewer that Abraham Lincoln purchased for his sons when they lived in Springfield, Illinois.
On November 9, 2017, on our trip to Springfield, Illinois, we decided to make a stop at the home of the Lincoln's where he lived when he became President Elect.
During our stay on November 9, 2017 in St. Louis Missouri, we decided to rent a car and make the hour and forty minute drive to Springfield, Illinois to pay our respects to our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
On July 22, 2017 we traveled to Silver Spring, Maryland and one of our stops was the National Museum of Health and Medicine. There were several reasons for this stop; however, one of the main reasons was to see the actual bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln.
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