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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.
3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601-4284
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All reviews john wilkes booth lincoln assassination broken leg victorian christmas tour guide original furnishings step back in time period costume samuel mudd on display escape route well worth the trip wonderful tour great job house museum tour lasted about an hour within an hour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Dr. Mudd House & Museum during their Victorian Christmas celebration. The staff was dressed in period costumes. There was a Union camp set up on one side of the property, and a Confederate camp set up on the opposite side. Take some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stopped by on a Saturday but found no information about hours or tours or specifics that would allow us to stop and go in. We were inroute to a birthday party and thought we would come back later. We did and found a small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I've been here twice and learned even more the second time. Everyone is dressed in the clothes of that era and their stories are interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

How often can you visit an actual historical site without it being overcrowded and able to feel the essence of the event? One of my favorite places. You will not be disappointed; more like overwhelmed by the site of where John Wilkes Booth's broken ankle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A little known part of history. Dr. Mudd treated John Wilkes Booth's broken leg he broke jumping from the Presidential box after mortality wounding Lincoln. The house is well preserved complete with actual items belonging to the Mudd family. You can see the door Booth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is a great historical gem. True, many historical figures are villains and Mudd is no exception. There are many original artifacts in the house however that will help you connect with history. For anyone interested in history and especially the assassination of President Lincoln,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

My daughter and I arrived within an hour of closing but received a wonderful tour, nevertheless. Because of our late arrival, we could have reasonably expected a condensed version of the normal tour but Mr. Rather was very accommodating and went well past closing time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank historynut
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I visited this house as part of a group tour. Due to the size of the house we were broken down into groups of 5 or 6. Tour lasted about an hour and went through most of the house. Talked extensively about Dr. Mudd and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Discover this site through trip advisor Enjoyed the visit. Had a wonderful tour guide. she was very informative and engaging. Your lasted about 4m30 minutes. Woukd have lasted longer but it was raining and chose not to tour outside. There is an outside building that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This home has very limited hours, but if you can carve out the time to visit, it is well worth it. Docents describe in detail Mudd’s connection to the assassination and his life in prison. Many rooms have some original furnishings. The tour took about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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13 March 2015|
Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Open Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm Sundays: noon - 4:00 pm Tours start on the hour and half-hour, and the last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Holiday Closures: Easter Sunday: April 5th Their address they have... More