Constantly traveling, Abe Lincoln made some stops across the country that coincides with locations featured on a few of our hunts.
Harvard College and Cambridge:
Lincoln took his son, Robert, to Cambridge and encouraged him to apply to Harvard. Poor Robert failed his entrance examination, but Lincoln assured him that, “it is a certain truth, that you can enter, and graduate in, Harvard University; and having made the attempt, you must succeed in it.” Robert gained acceptance the following year.
The Cooper Union:
Doors opened in 1859 and The Cooper Union in New York City quickly found itself the center of free speech and spirited debates. Among the first prominent speakers was Lincoln, a hopeful nominee for the Republican Party. His speech inspired all 1,500 attendees. “Presently forgetting myself, I was on my feet like the rest, yelling like a wild Indian, cheering this wonderful man,” stated an eyewitness.
Go on The Secrets of East Village Scavenger Hunt and you’ll see the Cooper Union, a stop on the campaign trail that solidified Lincoln’s presence in the presidential race.
Lincoln went to see Our American Cousin at the Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C., before being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln died the following morning at the Petersen House.
The Petersen House makes an appearance on The Conquer Washington Citywide Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, go on The Haunted Washington Scavenger Hunt and you’ll learn which president claims to have seen the ghost of Lincoln lurking around the White House.
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