Civil War DC: Spies, Murder Bay, and Lincoln’s Last Days
Come along and see how the city of Washington, DC changed dramatically during the Civil War as residents shifted their peacetime daily lives to those of wartime while Abraham Lincoln built a command center in and around the White House neighborhood. On this journey, you will explore this command center, learn how Union and Confederate Spies tried to one up each other on a daily basis, discover the numerous threats to Abraham Lincoln, and walk the streets of Murder Bay, home to more than 100 brothels, many infamously associated with a Civil War general. You will also discover how women served the war effort in the roles of nurse, spy, hostess, camp follower, seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, and even surgeon. This is the ultimate tour for Civil War buffs to learn about daily life in Washington, DC during the war.