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Surratt House Museum

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Address: 9118 Brandywine, Clinton, MD 20735
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Built in 1852 as a middle-class plantation home, historic Surratt House...

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.

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John Wilkes Booth Escape Tour in Washington DC

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Booth escape tour

For those into history, this is a nice little stop. This is part of the John Wilkes Booth story. It is a stop on the as JWBooth escape,tour. Well maintained and the staff was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
Randy S
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

For those into history, this is a nice little stop. This is part of the John Wilkes Booth story. It is a stop on the as JWBooth escape,tour. Well maintained and the staff was very knowledgable about the whole story behind the story. It helps if you are a history buff.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

While I enjoyed much about this tour, such as seeing the presidential box at Ford's Theater, the Surratt Tavern, and Dr. Mudd's House, the tour guide left much to be desired. On our day his name was (I believe) John. In numerous ways over the course of the day he politicized the Booth escape story. This tour is expensive and... More 

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Arlington, VA
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The previous review described the excellent tour guides, comfortable bus, and well-organized 12-hour day. I agree with it all. I would like to add how invaluable it was for me to ACTUALLY SEE the sites and experience the terrain that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold navigated during their adventure. I have read a good bit on the Lincoln assassination... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour is administered by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton, MD. The bus trip (on a chartered bus, very comfortable, complete with bathroom) leaves from the museum and proceeds through the various places that JW Booth traveled to as he attempted to escape those in pursuit of him after he shot President Lincoln at... More 

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1 Thank MarylandCatmom
Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to this museum. Although the house appears small and you might wonder if it is worth the drive, it is! The tour lasts roughly 45 minutes and is greatly narrated by the guides. They also expertly intertwine the story of Lincoln's assasination and the involvement of the Surratt's with the history of the house and... More 

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Washington DC
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We went to Ford's Theater and then the Surratt House Museum. Ford's Theater was interesting, but our tour guide (Rick) at Surratt House was amazing! Spent a wonderful tour discussing all of the interesting facts around this significant event in American History. Awesome presentation and wonderful folks that really know the subject!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the Surratt House. I'm a history buff (especially when it comes to Lincoln) so I knew the story of JWB and his conspirators but, this tour offered extra details that haven't been in books I've read. My tour guide was excellent! I wish I could remember her name. : ( It was easy to get... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very well preserved and presented home of the Surratt family, and famous for it's role in the events surrounding the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. The house served not only as the home to the Surratts, but also as a tavern, public dining room and hotel for travelers. Docents in period dress will guide you through the house and explain the use... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Surratt house was the ancestral home of the Surratt's, famous for their part in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln. A few rooms upstairs furnished with period furniture and a little gift shop downstairs. Take 20 minutes on your tour inspecting the Lincoln trail for this site if you must.

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Very nicely preserved house and grounds--educational. The Surratt House played a role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and attempted escape of John Wilkes Booth. This was very educational, quite close locally, and easy to access. Definitely worth the effort.

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