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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

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Address: 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601-4284
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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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Fascinating history about Lincoln's assassination

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... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2016
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I grew up about 2 miles from Dr. Mudd's house and still can't believe it took me so long to visit. I came as part of a bigger John Wilkes Booth Escape tour (booked through the Surratt's Museum) so already had a lot of information about Mudd and what he or did not know prior to Booth's arrival, but our... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you are in the southern Maryland area and want to take in a nice history lesson then stop by the Dr. Mudd House and visit

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the house that John Wilkes Booth stayed to get his broken leg cared for after the Lincoln assassination. We had a docent take us through the house and did an excellent job explaining the life of Dr. Mudd. There are many original furnishings including the sofa Booth laid on and the bed he slept on. Very interesting museum.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are into history in particular American Civil War. This is a must stop. A lot of the original furniture is still in the house.

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La Plata, Maryland
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

I went to this special event at the Dr. Samuel Mudd House with my mom and boyfriend. TheMudd House is usually closed at that time of year, so you have to check their website to visit on the right days/times. But the Victorian Christmas celebration is so worth the effort. All of the interpreters are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

Very nice place to spend an afternoon. The tour was very informative and interesting. The house is well kept and plenty of period antiques to see in the rooms.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you are a Civil War history buff this is a great stop. Keep in mind though you may not get the true story of Dr. Mudd's involvement in the Lincoln assignation plot. The home and property are lovely with many of the items in the house original to the owners. The docents do a decent job and it is... More 

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