The Assassin’s Escape: Following John Wilkes Booth

After assassinating Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth fled Ford’s Theatre and went on the run. His escape continued for the next twelve days and covered over ninety miles through the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Follow along with our maps and stories to see what happened on each day of Booth’s escape, up to his final moments at the Richard Garrett Farm near Port Royal, Virginia.