The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum
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The original house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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G3nLondon
Silver Spring, MD489 contributions
Interesting stroll back in time
Sep 2021
Beautifully preserved and chock full of furniture, items and displays covering the life and times of Dr. Mudd, the House and museum are worthy of a visit. We had an excellent docent who led us on a fascinating tour of the house and grounds that took just over an hour. He was very thorough and covered the life of Dr. Mudd and the Mudd family in southern Maryland from their time up to and through the Civil War and beyond. He had lots of great stories and facts that provided a new perspective on the tragic assassination of President Lincoln on the night of April 14, 1865 and the arrival of John Wilkes Booth to the Mudd House early the following morning.

As of this writing, the Mudd House is only open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons with limited hours. Please check the website for updates.
Written September 23, 2021
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Brandon Gerding
Lima, OH964 contributions
Historic stop on booths escape route
Jul 2019 • Friends
How awesome it was to trace the routes of one of the most famous assassinations in our countries history. While I didn't take the tour bc of time constraints I had to stop at a very historic site in our countries history.
Written June 23, 2020
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Traveling Glen.
Washington DC, DC162 contributions
What a great piece of history.
Oct 2019
Cant say enough about the knowledge and the super nice (volunteer) staff at this piece of American History. The tour was great, the details, and story line fantastic, and the history so very interesting. Absolutely worth stopping in!
Written March 16, 2020
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323Julie
Leonardtown, MD256 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2019 • Couples
Painstakingly maintained. Step back in time. Tour guide was dressed in period costume and provided many historical details. We look forward to returning a Christmas time to see holiday decorations.
Written October 19, 2019
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jtlinva
15 contributions
Tour Guide was Great
Sep 2019
We visited on Sunday Sept 22 and came away wondering why we hadn’t done this sooner. Made enjoyable by the excellent informative, engaging tour guide who had a depth of knowledge and truly enjoyed her task. Don’t miss it!
Written September 23, 2019
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Paul S
28 contributions
Such a historic visit!
Oct 2018
Had family in town, they couldn't believe I lived so close to this attraction. I am a history lover, so I normally enjoyed this kind of stop. The attendant in the visitors store was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed a great conversation with him. A great selection of things to purchase in the store if you wish. I only purchased a refrigerator magnet. Plenty of books and other items. Highly recommend, took tour of house all well, remarkably kept. A;most looks like Dr. Mudd could still reside there!
Written September 3, 2019
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Mary N
Waldorf, MD9 contributions
History In frount of you!
Sep 2018
It was nice to see and here the guide who told the story of how the country doctor was lie to and pulled into the plot!If you do not know the story Doctor Mudd was asked to help a man who he was told fell fro hios horse He was fed and cared for for either two or three days and than escaped.He was treated well and rested on the very couch you see!
Written August 6, 2019
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Rob B
Waikoloa, United States4 contributions
Historical, but check the times
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was in southern Maryland on a work trip and decided to pay a visit to the Mudd house. I arrived a bit after 5pm and it was closed. I did spend some time admiring the house from outside the gate, where they do have a few info boards that you can read the story and see the Map showing Booth's route during that terrible event. I also was able to do some searching on my phone to read more of the story while I was right here. I would highly recommend checking the schedule to make sure the place is open whey you arrive.
Written July 30, 2019
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Andrew D
Waldorf, Maryland, United States177 contributions
Great historical
Jul 2019 • Couples
You truly need to make the trip down and see history for yourself. Truly a good day and lots of really intersting information
Written July 28, 2019
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Katrina B
Mons, Belgium284 contributions
Highly recommend!
Jul 2019 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Dr. Mudd house! Our tour guide was Dorothea and she was absolutely fantastic. She was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions without hesitation. Much of the furniture and other household items are original to Dr. Mudd and his wife. We visited the Ford’s theater last year and this was the perfect supplement. We all learned a lot about the history of the assassination as well as of the time period in general. We visited on one of the hottest days of the year and were happy that the house was well air conditioned. The tour made us feel like we were invited guests. Well worth the trip!
Written July 17, 2019
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