Abraham Lincoln was a crucial figure in American history, and many of the key events of his life and presidency took place right here in the heart of Washington, D.C. Although much of the city's character from the Civil War era is gone, many sights still evoke Lincoln's life and times -- and one of the expert guides from Washington Walks will show them to you. The busy Washington streets are not that different today than they would have been in the 1860s, when the president himself made his way through them -- except that 21st-century Washingtonians benefit from sidewalks and paved thoroughfares rather than dirt pathways. In Lincoln's day the area would have often been a muddy slog. As you walk on this two-hour guided tour, hear the fascinating story of the first American leader to be assassinated.