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Washington's oldest costumed guided Civil War tour, Courage is a 90 minute exploration of the Civil War in Washington City. Done in an interactive style, this is a dramatic interpretation of life during Wartime in the Nation's Capital. On this tour you will walk in the footsteps of the most interesting people Washington has ever seen. Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Mathew Brady, and more. You'll see Civil War and pre-war sites and you'll "meet" characters from the time period (1861-1865). Courage follows the timeline of the war and the tour begins in "1861". Washington is abuzz. The new President has called for seventy thousand soldiers to protect the Capital. And it does need protecting as you will see on this tour. Washington City is set in a low-lying area, surrounded by Maryland and Virgina. Spies lurk among it's citizens and you can't even trust the friendly widow on H street! Different characters appear each month on this tour and the roster of historic personages is ever-expanding. In 2003: Elizabeth Keckly greeted guests, Clara Barton has appeared and even that strange actor from Maryland has been seen. And you never know if the President or Mrs. Lincoln might appear.

Courge runs from April to November, third Saturday of the month. No tour in August.

Tour Dates 2014: March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, September 20th



Tour Meeting Place :Courage meets at 10th and E streets NW (Cosi at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) at 11:00 am. This tour is accessible and rain or shine but not lightning. Courage can also be done as a private tour. See the custom tours page for more detail on private tours


Tickets: $12.00 adults, $6 under 16 can be purchased below

Courage Tickets
or from your tour guide . For military discount, please purchase from the guide. (a portion of proceeds is donated to: Capital Area Food Bank)