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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

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Address: 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601-4284
Phone Number: +1 301-645-6870
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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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Historic Tour

MUST SEE!!!! House sits on a breathtaking piece of property. A lovely walk from the parking lot to the gift shop where tickets may be purchased. A descendant of the Mudd family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
AMiller121
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

MUST SEE!!!! House sits on a breathtaking piece of property. A lovely walk from the parking lot to the gift shop where tickets may be purchased. A descendant of the Mudd family sold us our tour tickets. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and one could tell how much she loved history. Many original artifacts, which is always a plus!... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Holds allot of history inside a small 18th century home. Very interesting and family friendly . Excellent tour guides.

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waldorf,md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I'm delighted that after living here 46 years my relatives talked me and wife into visiting the Mudd house. History is well and alive! Relatives were treated like queens and kings. You will be impressed by the home tour and artifacts from the Mudd family. Dr. Judd is buried close by at a beautiful country church. Glad I got the... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

the house is well restored and gives you a good look into what life in the time of Lincoln was like,the Dr. was a slave owner and conspirator in the president's assassination and the staff gloss over that part and focus on what a great man he was except for that co-conspirator thing.cost was 7 dollars so the info was... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Dr Mudd house only 20 minutes from where we live but we visited for first time earlier this year. Excellent tour...learned a lot. Very well maintained grounds. Will be back again.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Took the tour. Tons of stories about the house and the grounds. Lots of antiquities to be seen. Very interesting and informative. Small souvenir shop on premises too.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice quaint historic site in Waldorf that full of surprising history. It was easy to get too with adequate parking. It was interesting seeing the various canned goods and farm equipment.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Docents in period costumes lead visitors throughout the two-story house where Dr. Mudd lived with his wife and children. One of the upstairs bedrooms is where John Wilkes Boothe was taken to have his broken leg set after jumping from a balcony in Ford's Theatre (30 miles away in Washington, DC) after shooting Pres. Abraham Lincoln. The home is full... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I'll admit it's kind of odd to have a museum for someone who's only claim to fame is patching up the guy who killed Abraham Lincoln. Nevertheless, it's an interesting enough tour if you're looking for way to kill about an hour. At $7/adult it might be a tad overpriced but any cheaper and they probably wouldn't stay in business.... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Step back in time to a home that was fully functional. Think how people lived and survived in a time when money was short but love of family shows in this home. Look at the flower garden and other outdoor beauty.

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