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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
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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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Really enjoyed the 150th Anniversary Event

We went to the Samuel Mudd House when they hosted a weekend of events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination. That was really interesting; reenactors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Washington, DC
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went to the Samuel Mudd House when they hosted a weekend of events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination. That was really interesting; reenactors (including the area's Port Tobacco Players) gave a lot of information about the history of the event, and about Civil War-era life. There was also a reenactment of the arrest of Dr.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dr. Mudd's house is one of the best to see because it's pretty much in its original state, with a lot of the original furniture and decor. It's also unique because it has remained in the Mudd family all of these years. I even met Dr. Mudd's great-granddaughter in the gift shop! I actually got a private tour because I... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great side trip and worth the visit. You will get to know Dr. Mudd and his family. It will make you question whether he was a part of the plan to assassinate Lincoln or if he was a victim of circumstances. Dr. Mudd made a new life and continued to grow even in the worst of times.... More 

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Recommend you visit the Mary Surratt House in Clinton MD first if you can. The house was always in the family so the furniture is original. Meaning the living room couch and bed upstairs are the exact ones that John Wilkes Booth laid on. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful.

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Hollywood, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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