Abraham Lincoln was our nation's first assassinated president. The Peterson House, pictured here, is where the 16th president was carried shortly after being shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. He passed away at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865, about nine hours after being mortally wounded.
Tours of the first floor of the house are free to the public.
Photos and text © Gleaves Whitney 2005