WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce issued a
new brochure on the capital's Civil War sites.
The brochure, produced in partnership with the D.C. Heritage
Tourism Coalition and the Civil War Trust, will give repeat
visitors a new sightseeing focus, it said.
The free, self-guided tour brochure on Washington's Civil War
locations features information on more than 20 sites. Each site is
pinpointed on a pocket-size, fold-out map. Featured are such sites
as Ford's Theater and the Petersen House, where Lincoln was taken
after being shot.
The brochure includes Fort Stevens, which was attacked by
Confederate troops in July 1864 and now is a National Park Service
Among monuments listed are the Emancipation Statue, the African
American Civil War Memorial and Interpretive Center and the Lincoln
Memorial. The Willard Inter-Continental is on the site of the
original Willard Hotel, where Lincoln stayed before his
Visitors can walk the grounds of the Soldiers' Home National
Cemetery, where Anderson Cottage, Lincoln's retreat, is
Copies of the brochure can be obtained by calling the chamber of
commerce at (202) 638-3222 or on the Internet at www.dcchamber.org.