The next time Lincoln appeared in Philadelphia, he had been assassinated; his body was on a long train ride to Illinois for burial.
The body was taken to Independence Hall on the evening of April 22, 1865. Political and military leaders paid respects during the night. By noon, one line stretched to the Delaware River and a second stretched 20 blocks to the Schuylkill. Steps were placed against the large widows on either side of the Hall. The viewing continued until 1 the next morning when the body moved on to New York.
The Civil War Museum, at 19th and Pine streets, has numerous items of Lincoln memorabilia, including plaster casts of his hands and face made in life.
Among the many area sites connected with Washington is Christ Church and St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 4th and Pine streets, where he frequently worshipped.
Washington and his wife, Martha, were particularly close to Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel and his wife, Elizabeth. The first family were frequent guests at the Powel house on Third Street near Walnut. The townhouse has several gifts from the Washingtons and a silhouette of the late president cut by Powel.
During the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Washington fled the city to Germantown. The Dresher-Morris House on Germantown Avenue near School House Lane is open to the public.
The Thompson-Neeley House at Washington's Crossing is where the general planned his Christmas Day attack on Trenton. On the Peter Wentz Farm in Montgomery County, Washington planned his attack on Germantown.
Another house visited by Washington is the Grange in Haverford Township. That's also open to the public.