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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

Address: 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD
Phone Number: 301-645-6870
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Waldorf
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth.

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hurlock
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Warrenton, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Liked that some of the same furniture and pictures are still in the home. Some of the furniture was actually made by Dr. Mudd when he was in prison. It's like a step back in time. Docent was knowledgeable and interesting. Didn't like the emphasis on ghosts in the home (but in all fairness, it was featured on one of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very important place of history that very few people know about. Yet, it is a place you should visit. The house tour is about thirty minutes, and they do their best to preserve the history. The tour guide was dressed in historic attire which I think it is great to get you into the history.

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Leonardtown, MD
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This tour is well worth the admission price of $7.00. You purchase your tickets in the gift shop (what used to be a kitchen in the home). The attendants operating this shop are direct descendants of Dr. Mudd and his wife Sarah. Very kind and sweet people. Our docent's name was Marilyn and she was a walking history book. She... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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248 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed stopping here at this preserved site along the Civil War Trail encountering the stops made by Booth and his cohort on their attempted escape from justice.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While driving through this scenic area to reach another destination, I saw the signs for the Dr. Mudd House and Museum, and thought I would check it out. It was definitely worth the trip. The grounds contain a Civil War soldier's campsite reconstruction, a shed with many original farm tools, buggies, etc., and a very interesting, although small, Civil War... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I can't say a lot about this tour mainly because as soon as the tour started I nearly passed out. I'm not sure what caused it. We had taken the walk around the grounds, and it was very hot out. I think in the 90s. But I was fine during the walk, and I was fine when I first went... More 

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