The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum

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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Rzimmeriii
California, MD61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Outstanding look into the escape of John Wilkes Booth and his stop along the route. There is a small entrance fee and well worth it. The lady that led our tour was very knowledgeable and told an amazing story of how he came to be at the Mudd house. The tour took about 45 min or so and then you can roam the area. There is a small gift shop.
Written 17 February 2024
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Julie as our docent brought civil war history to life. The hour tour went through the house, the outdoor property, and the trial proceedings. It was so informative! There are no admission discounts and a small gift shop. We are so glad we stopped for this tour!
Written 12 July 2023
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Hank
Auburn, AL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is, by far, one of the most interesting historic sites that I have ever visited! The tour guides do an awesome job, and there is so much cool stuff to see! It is definitely worth visiting here.
Written 17 June 2023
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SneakinDeacon
Christiansburg, VA1,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The home of Dr. Samuel Mudd is a little off the beaten path but is well worth the effort is you are a history buff. The home of Dr. Mudd is where John Wilkes Booth and David Herold came seeking medical treatment for Booth’s Broken Leg following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Mudd was later arrested and spent almost 4 years in prison for assisting the assassin. The home is well preserved and remained in the Mudd Family for several Generations. I was able to take the guided tour of the home which was conducted by a wonderful lady in period dress. The tour was more like a conversation than an actual scripted tour. Most of the furniture in the home actually belonged to the Mudd Family including a number of pieces that belonged to Dr. Mudd including the Sofa and bed Dr. Mudd treated Booth. The tours are very informal, which adds to the wonderful history of the site. There is a small gift shop where you purchase your tour tickets and are greeted by your guide. After the house tour you are free to walk around the grounds at your leisure. After I finished my visit, I made my way about 5-miles down the road to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church where Dr. Mudd and other members of his family are buried. I really enjoy my visit here and the tour was one of the best I have ever had.
Written 10 April 2023
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Jordan Lyons
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This place is such an absolute gem. Incredible history preserved and there for you to step in to. I took the house tour and also an outside walking tour of Booth’s escape route to the Zekiah Swamp led by a historian named Bob who was FANTASTIC!!! So knowledgeable and kind and engaging. I feel so fortunate to have had the experience and couldn’t recommend it more!!! Go experience history come alive!
Written 9 April 2023
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Richard Z
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Wow! We have driven past the signs for a few years and finally made a stop. We took the tour of the house and the lady that gave it was very informative. We learned things about Booth and the Mudds that are not taught in any school. The house is great and the grounds are nice. We would recommend the Mudd house to anyone that is in the area and wants to gain some knowledge on exactly what and how it really happened!!
They have a gift shop that is very well stocked also.
Written 22 November 2022
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chumley1217
Reston, VA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
An amazing piece of history made all the more impressive by the huge number of displayed personal items owned by the Samuel Mudd family and descendants. It was like being in a time capsule. Our costumed guide offered marvelous, interesting details about the family, the Booth connection and its aftermath, and the home and land parcel itself, all of it excellently maintained and presented.
Written 8 July 2022
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Corrie P
Chicago, IL64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I was amazed at the collection of the museum. So many original pieces and such a fascinating history. It’s great for Booth enthusiasts as well as for learning the history of medical care in the mid 19th century. If you go, try to visit when they offer an outdoor add on tour as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this museum.
Written 10 June 2022
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G3nLondon
Silver Spring, MD513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 23 September 2021
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Brandon Gerding
Lima, OH961 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 June 2020
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