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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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A Must on the Assassination Trail

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... read more

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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hurlock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

although it was no easy task to find, my daughter LOVES President Lincoln and all that has anything to do with his legacy. So we pushed on until we found the little house off in the fields. The history lesson and to be able to venture through the infamous house was pretty cool to a ten year old ( and... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Even though the museum was closed for the season, we were able to visit when the house and museum were decorated for Christmas. There are family descendants manning the various duties. Many original its on display.

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Severn, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Like Lincoln's assassin, you have to know you want to be here, to get here, but it is well worth it! Dr. Mudd's house is a 'Must See' for history aficionados. A time capsule stop on the most infamous escape route in US history, half of the people that work there (serving as docents) are relatives, so a unique perspective... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

One of the most unique and interesting historic homes we've toured. Many of the furnishings are original to Dr. Mudd and those that aren't are mostly from the family. See the stairs Booth climbed to the upstairs bedroom in which Mudd cut off his boot and set his leg. Like traveling back in time.

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