Walk in Lincoln's Final Footsteps

Image of Brochure for Tour Lincoln stopped at Centre Hill Mansion in Petersburg. Scenes from 'Killing Lincoln' were filmed here. Re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Ulysses Grant at The Thomas Wallace House in Petersburg Lincoln showed an ongoing battle during the siege of Petersburg to his son Tad from the earthen fortifications of Fort Wadsworth. Point of Rocks in Chesterfield County, site of a military hospital during the Civil War. Scenic shot of the James River in Hopewell where the River Queen, the steamer Lincoln used, would anchor and he would spend his nights. Appomattox Plantation at Sunset in Hopewell. The home and surrounding property served as headquarters for the Union Army during the siege of Petersburg. Re-enactor portraying Elizabeth Keckley, a native of Dinwiddie County, in front of the Dinwiddie County Historic Courthouse. Keckley's story is part of the tour. A monument in Petersburg to the battle that occurred at Fort Mahone now stands near an elementary school where the battle raged.
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Address
1001 Pecan Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23850
Region Central Virginia
Locality Hopewell City
Date(s)/Time:
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - Thursday, December 31, 2015
Tour Information: (804) 861-1666
Tour Information info@petersburgarea.org
Official Site www.walkinlincolnsfinalfootsteps.com

See what he saw. Feel what he felt. With the Walk In Lincoln's Final Footsteps tour you can see where President Abraham Lincoln spent two of the last three weeks of his life before being assassinated. See where the River Queen, the steamer Lincoln used, remained anchored at night for his personal safety and he had "the ominous dream" foretelling his own demise. Visit the house where Lincoln would meet future president and then Gen. Ulysses S. Grant for the last time on April 3, 1865 mere days before his assassination. Learn about the violent battles at Fort Mahone and where Lincoln would visit after the fall of Petersburg and weep -- knowing the war and slavery were coming to an end. For more information visit: walkinlincolnsfinalfootsteps.com or petersburgarea.org




Last Updated: 6/3/2013 3:59 PM
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