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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

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Address: 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD
Phone Number: 301-645-6870
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of...
The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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The grounds are beautiful and the house is well maintained. Our docent was quite knowledgeable. Her script was excellent, but she also answered our questions in depth. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Hollywood, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a history tour of the house where J.W.Booth stopped on his escape and the docents make or break the tour. There are stairs and grounds are hilly.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The grounds are beautiful and the house is well maintained. Our docent was quite knowledgeable. Her script was excellent, but she also answered our questions in depth. The staff were very hospitable. I recommend that you visit the house in conjunction with other sites related to the Lincoln assassination, if that event interests you. That way you will get a... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My son and I visited at 11:00 today. It was still warm in the house bc the air conditioner hadn't had time to cool all the rooms, but it was bearable. You might want to go later in the day if you are sensitive to heat (in summer). Our guide was very personable and was dressed in period clothing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If your into history about the Civil War then this is the place to see. Dr. Mudd's house willstep you back in time as you walk through this piece of history. From the museum with Eddy telling you how things were back then to walking through the house and seeing the couch that Booth laid on and all the ghost... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

After visiting the Surratt House in Clinton, MD, we continued further south and visited the former home of Dr Samuel Mudd, accused of aiding and abetting John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln. The house has a rural location, and is quite attractive, Some of the house has been rebuilt - Northern troops were not too kind when... More 

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atlanta, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband went in the tour and truly enjoyed it. So much history and knowledge. He came back and was able to tell me in much detail about the doctor, wife, booth in disguise. Amazing

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

So glad we stopped for a visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and shared the almost minute by minute play of what happened after John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln, and appeared at the doorsteps of Dr. Mudd's house.Sorry...no spoiler alerts here:)- Well worth the visit!!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This house museum is historically fascinating and unusually well preserved -- but also somewhat a victim of its own success, to judge from the Saturday I visited. The guided tour was very interesting, but also a bit rushed and breathless, because my group was squeezed in between 2 tour buses. The sense of a barely controlled stampede detracted from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Imagine an actor of the calibre of Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt shooting the US president dead and then fleeing through the Maryland countryside throwing the whole country into mass hysteria and triggering the biggest manhunt in history. This is what happened in April 1865 and the Dr Samuel Mudd house is a crucial part of the story. Preserved in... More 

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Waldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As we live nearby, I have been here several times, usually with visiting friends and relatives. Newly added is the campsite out back where the boy scouts have put in some work to remind us that troops were at the farm for awhile following Lincoln's assassination. Also, a civil war display in an adjoining building for history buffs. Always like... More 

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Address: Address: 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD
Phone Number: 301-645-6870
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Waldorf

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