Self- Guided Civil War Audio Tour

A hundred and fifty years ago the Civil War engulfed Washington. This museum building, then the Patent Office Building, was at times a barracks, a hospital, and the location of President Lincoln’s inaugural ball. Join Charles Robertson, Deputy Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for an exploration of these historic events.

This audio tour is designed as a walking tour of SAAM's museum building, so we have included locations and photographs to help guide you in the virtual experience.

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