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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD
301-645-6870
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Waldorf
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
247 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 helpful votes 3 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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Delaware City, Delaware
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Beautiful Summer drive down to Waldorf MD. The museum was much more then we expected. The tour lasted about an hour.Two of the Mudd family descendant's were on site and seemed surprised we drove 2 1/2 hours to view the museum. The Mudd family has done a great job in preserving such a piece of history. Home had lovely furnishings,... More

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The house is well kept and clean with much of the original furniture. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable. There is a gift shop which was operated by the great grand daughter of the Doctor. It was a very enjoyable tour and I recommend to everyone!

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Herndon, Virginia
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79 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My husband and I visited the house on a Wednesday, the day before the 4th of July. The admission is $7.00 per person and the tour lasts about 45 minutes. We were the only two on the tour. Mary Ann, our tour guide was excellent. She seemed to know everything about the family. Two descendants of Dr. Mudd were in... More

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