The house and grounds are beautiful, and are truly representative of its location and period. The docents are costumed in period dress and whisk you throughout the house discussing the furnishings and personal belongings of the Mudd family.
Unfortunately, I was not attracted to the house for the above reasons. but for its association with the escape of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of President Lincoln. If you are looking for an in-depth history lesson of Dr. Mudd's involvement with John Wilkes Booth, you will be sorely disappointed. It would have been nice to hear more about the night JWB stopped at Dr. Mudd's house, the lengths Dr. Mudd went to cover his tracks/story regarding his involvement with JWB, and his arrest, trial and incarceration in federal prison. This would make for a much more intereseting tour and preserve the historical integrity of the museum. As a whole, visitors are not drawn to the Mudd house for its furnishings, but for its important placement in history.
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