A visit to Port Royal leaves visitors with a different perspective on historical events that have shaped our nation and the world. You’ll see how prosperity shaped the town, turning it from riverbank to bustling port. You’ll also see how the town grew, and then, how changing transportation patterns changed the town again. You’ll also be confronted with the death of John Wilkes Booth, who was denied refuge in the town and was killed outside of it. Booth’s death came days after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. You’ll see how Port Royal played a role in history time and again, and you’ll leave with a different perspective.