Surratt House Museum
Surratt House Museum
4.5
Historic SitesHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Built in 1852 as a middle-class plantation home, historic Surratt House recaptures life during the mid-19th century and features the fascinating web of the Lincoln conspiracy. Tours & Museum Shop Monday & Tuesday: closed Wednesday-Friday: 11 am - 3 pm Saturday & Sunday: noon - 4 pm Tours depart from the Visitor Center every half hour and the last tour begins one half hour prior to closing. Office Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and during weekend open hours. Group Tours Group tours of 10 or more may be scheduled in advance. Please call the office to schedule your group.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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svdbylv
Boston, MA8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I was disappointed this visit. I have been a few times now and the changes are not for the better. It is no longer run by the Surratt society but by {Prince George county. I have no problem with the aspect of slavery being presented; it was a part of history. But the place has definitely lost its charm. The docents used to wear period costume and the gift shop supported local authors - privately printed books you can't get anywhere else. Now it was a small room with the normal over-priced books I can get on Amazon. The tour was good enough; it is an interesting site. I do wish the tour guide had pointed out and explained the artifacts in the rooms - though few were original to the house. If you know about house and its place in history, you know everything that was told. Which is a bit of a disappointment.
Written 7 August 2023
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Hank
Auburn, AL56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Honestly, I was a little disappointed with my tour here. While the site is very historic, the tour lacked entertainment and information. Instead of talking about all of the interesting facts about the life of Mary Surratt and her role in the Lincoln assassination, the tour was heavily focused on slavery. Literally, every room had a story about a former slave, which was important information, but not what I wanted to hear about room after room. The tour barely covered Booth, the assassination, and the end of Mary's life.
Written 17 June 2023
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Jet50439
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our guide was Bryan he was amazing. It was my birthday and I always wanted to see the Surratt tavern. I was not disappointed.
Written 10 June 2023
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Docent Bryan (with a “y”) gave a very historical review of the time period that the surratt house represented. Though JW Booth had minimal presence here, it’s truly that as their fame to claim. Slaves’ lives were part of each room. The visicenter has a small gift shop and a “clue” room after touring the property. Bathrooms are on the second floor of the surratt house. Picnic tables are on sight. Property is in a very developed intersection.
Written 8 June 2023
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Jordan Lyons
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The house and tour are absolutely fantastic! It is so special to get to see such a historically relevant place and experience it come alive around you. Logan was a wonderful and informative guide and everyone should make a stop at the Surratt House Museum!
Written 9 April 2023
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Brandon Gerding
Lima, OH964 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
For any history buff this is a must stop. I thoroughly enjoyed touring the surratt tavern that was such a crucial stop on booths escape route. The tour guide had more knowledge of the site then any other tour guide I have ever had. He was a treasure trove of info.
Written 23 June 2020
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binsca
Alexandria, VA66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I live less than 20 miles from the Surratt House Museum and figured it was time to visit so I drove up there last weekend. The house and site overall is well-maintained. A few pieces inside the house are original to the Surratt family's time there. My guide was William and I thought he was excellent. Dressed in period costume, he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I enjoyed when he shared the uses of miscellaneous tools/pieces in the kitchen and dining room. I've visited numerous historic houses around the country, but continue to be surprised/amused by the intended purpose of some tools/utensils I've never seen before. I thought it was a nice tour and it actually lasted a good hour. I felt that I got my money's worth.
Written 12 February 2020
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Anthony O
Upper Marlboro, MD13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
History right in our on backyard learning more about Lincoln and the people who killed our one of our Presidents.
Written 2 February 2020
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981Linda
Philadelphia, PA168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I took the Booth Escape Tour today with Bob and Bill, docents at the Surratt Museum in Clinton. The tour itself is offered on a very limited basis, during the month of April and again in the fall. Call the Surratt House for details. The
cost today, was $85. each which included an escorted bus trip which lasted for twelve hours! We left the Surratt House at 7:15 a.m. and returned at 7:15 p.m.! I was a little worried about the length of the tour but both Bob and Bill were extremely knowledgeable and kept us engaged and interested throughout the day. The day went quickly. The tour leaves the Surratt House for DC where you tour the Ford Theater and the Petersen House, across the street where lincoln was taken and died the next morning. From there you follow Booth’s escape route which leads back to Maryland and into Virginia, stopping at the various sites where he stopped for assistance as he attempted to escape to Virginia and safety. I think the information provided covered everything from Booth’s mental stability, to his family ties, confederacy links and so much more. Don’t worry about remembering all the historical details as you are given a very nice, professionally done, handbook of all the information covered at the beginning of the trip. For lunch we stopped at a seafood restaurant on the water which was very good. (Not included in tour.) A great tour and wonderful experience! Call the Surratt House Museum at 301-868-1121 for more information. These tours sell out quickly so be sure to call in early January.
Written 13 April 2019
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Thanks so much for your lovely response, Linda! We are so glad you shared your experience; we know 12 hours can seem a little daunting and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your time. We'll be sure to pass along kudos to Bob & Bill!
Written 19 April 2019
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Tim B
Olney, MD33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
My friend and I went as part of seeing all the sites associated with President Lincoln's assassination. Kari Wilson is an engaging, informative tour guide. There was no question she could not answer. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the both Surratt family and the Lincoln assassination. My friend and I were spellbound as she told the story of John Surratt Jr.'s life. The tour lasts 1.5 hours and is worth every penny considering how much you will learn.
Written 4 April 2019
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Thanks so much for visiting us and leaving such a stellar review! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Kari and yes, we couldn't agree more - she does a wonderful job making our story come to life!
Written 5 April 2019
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