The escape route of john wilkes booth follow the escape route of john wilkes booth, one of history’s most notorious assassins, as he fled from washington, dc, and hid for several days in southern maryland before being cornered. Near the 149th anniversary of abraham lincoln's assassination, i undertook a project to reenact an often forgotten part of the assassin's escape route for four and a half days.
Just outside of washington, dc at a place called soper's hill, david herold, one of john wilkes booth's accomplices, caught up to the assassin at around 11:15 pm david herold would accompany booth during the rest of his escape. Even before he became famous as the first man to assassinate a united states president, john wilkes booth was a well-known name born into one of the most famous acting families in america, booth was the ninth of ten children of junius brutus booth booth was born in bel air, maryland. Near the 149th anniversary of abraham lincoln's assassination, i undertook a project to reenact an often forgotten part of the assassin's escape route for four and a half days between april 16 - april 21, 1865, john wilkes. John wilkes booth (may 10, 1838 – april 26, 1865) was the american actor who assassinated president abraham lincoln at ford's theatre in washington, dc on april 14, 1865 he was a member of the prominent 19th-century booth theatrical family from maryland and a well-known actor in his own right.
National park service map showing john wilkes booth's escape route this page is a part of the abraham lincoln research site questions, comments, corrections or suggestions can be sent to r j norton , the creator and maintainer of this site. John wilkes booth escape route tour on the night of april 14, 1865, president abraham lincoln was shot by the dashing young actor, john wilkes booth, at ford’s theatre in washington city while lincoln lay dying, his assassin was making his escape into southern maryland. Ever since the massive 12-day manhunt 150 years ago, people have been retracing john wilkes booth's escape route now there are bus tours -- but they sell out quickly or you can track the assassin on your own.
John wilkes booth’s escape horse was waiting for him in the alley behind ford’s theater that’s where the 12-day, 100-mile manhunt began 150 years ago — and where tours of the assassin’s trail start today. It took john wilkes booth 12 days to get from ford’s theatre (1) to his closing act at the burning barn on garrett’s farm today a good bit of the countryside on his escape route is little changed, and you can cover most of it on an afternoon drive. Image:booth escape routepng public domain public domain false false this image or media file contains material based on a work of a national park service employee, created as part of that person's official duties. Booth had met dr mudd before and had even stayed at his house during the fall of 1864, when booth was planning his abduction plot dr mudd would set john wilkes booth's broken leg and the fugitives would rest here during the day of april 15th. Posts about john wilkes booth’s escape route written by lisa waller rogers.
It took john wilkes booth 12 days to get from ford’s theatre (1) to his closing act at the burning barn on garrett’s farm today a good bit of the countryside on his escape route is little changed, and you.
John wilkes booth is played by john derek in the film prince of players (1955), a biography of edwin booth (played by richard burton)  booth is played by rob morrow in the television film the day lincoln was shot (1998.