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 its citizens and you can't even trust the friendly widow on H street! Sites (exterior) visited on this tour: Clara Barton's home/office, Mathew Brady's Photography Studio, the City's War time Post Office (interior Courtyard), a pre-Civil War elevator and much more. This tour is accessible and your guide is in character and costume.
Courage has ended for 2016 but will return in 2017!
Courage can currently be booked as a private tour, contact Natalie for available dates
Courage! meets at 10th and E streets NW (Cosi at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) at 11:00 am.
Public Tour Dates 2017 (TBA)
As Seen in www.civilwartraveler.com
Read about the tour in Roll Call