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travels4funalot wrote a review Oct 2018
Bel Air, Maryland229 contributions13 helpful votes
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Don't miss this historical gem not far from the center of the old town of Bel Air, MD. History buffs, theater enthusiasts and architecture lovers will find this tour very interesting. The architecture was wonderful although in need of repair. The property was purchased by Harford County in 2008 and there are plans to restore this old home and bring it back to the grander of years long past. Our docent, Judith Savage, was outstanding! She was very knowledgeable about the entire family and brought each member to life as she told of the families history, personal lives and secrets. There was not one moment that all present were anything less than completely captivated with her presentation. We attended on a rainy day so were unable to walk around the outside tour of the building but we were able to view a lot of the grounds as we drove in and they are absolutely beautiful! You enter the property at the end of a lane and pass through an old iron gate, drive up a winding road, past a pretty lake and twist your way up to the house. There are a few small outer buildings on the property I would have liked to photograph but it was quite rainy and soggy that day. Will go back for sure to poke around and do the tour again. If you live in Maryland or are visiting, be sure to add this to your itinerary. Plan ahead because this visitation hours are limited. Check the website for events at Tudor Hall prior to arriving and sign up in advanced for the tour for sure. It will be the best $5.00 you ever spend! I read that a couple of the docents are also experts in the assassination of President Lincoln and books on that topic are available in the gift shop. I plan to go back to hear the tour/lectures on the history of the family and house by one of the assignation experts and hear their slant on the story of Tudor Hall. This is probably not the best outing for small children as the house is small and the tour and lecture would be long for a small child but for school age children, the history would be very interesting for them especially if they are studying President Abraham Lincoln. While this house is not wheelchair accessible now, I'm pretty sure when the restoration of this house is complete there will be accessibility available. Call or write with any questions prior to your visit. ENJOY! We had a wonderful visit to this historical gem and learned a great deal about this family. We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon there.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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nxops7 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bel Air, Maryland25 contributions5 helpful votes
Only open for tours, this site is definitely worth the visit! The presentations are incredibly in-depth for being a mere 45 minutes in length each. The volunteers are incredibly passionate about the history of the Booth family as well as quite friendly and very informative. You certainly won't fall asleep during this history lesson!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Jacqueline L wrote a review Apr 2018
Sykesville, Maryland59 contributions46 helpful votes
Great house to visit to learn about the Booth family and see where John Wilkes Booth grew up. The tour was 45 mins and could've been longer since there is so much history to cover. The house has lots of interesting photos of all the family members. The grounds are great to walk around. Great place to visit if you are into John Wilkes Booth and his famous brother Edwin Booth.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Donna W wrote a review May 2017
Fallston, Maryland164 contributions47 helpful votes
This house is open every fourth Saturday and for special events. If you like history then you need to visit. Try to come when there is a guest speaker. When I was there the speaker took individual questions and was available to speak to you personally or in small groups after the talk.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Douglas G wrote a review Sep 2016
Baltimore, Maryland53 contributions7 helpful votes
Home of Booth family, famed worldwide in the 1800's for their dramatic portrayal of Shakespeare's plays. A quiet location outside Bel Air, Maryland. Most famous member of family was The assassin John Wiles Booth. Tudor Hall is privately owned and special arrangement must be made to tour the house and grounds.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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