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The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum
Based on 30 traveler reviews
a must for lincoln lovers
Dec 20, 2014 by: vendetta_vixxen from hurlock
although it was no easy task to find, my daughter LOVES President Lincoln and all that has anything to do with his legacy. So we pushed on until we found the little house off in the fields. The history lesson and to be able to venture through the infamous house was pretty cool to a ten year old ( and to her parents) The doctor's grave marker was kept in the back yard in a shed and there was also a civil war 'memorial' in another small barn out back
The Victorian weekend visit was lovely
Dec 07, 2014 by: Nancy G from Tiffin, Ohio
Even though the museum was closed for the season, we were able to visit when the house and museum were decorated for Christmas. There are family descendants manning the various duties. Many original its on display.
The Inn of Infamy
Nov 12, 2014 by: TourGuy-d2691 from Severn, Maryland
Like Lincoln's assassin, you have to know you want to be here, to get here, but it is well worth it! Dr. Mudd's house is a 'Must See' for history aficionados. A time capsule stop on the most infamous escape route in US history, half of the people that work there (serving as docents) are relatives, so a unique perspective on Mudd's role in this pivotal event was spectacular! Talk about walking in the footsteps of history - there is an eerie quality to experiencing this place: Actual furniture and artifacts from that fateful visit, along with the captivating story of "What did the Dr. know & when did he know it?" The property is well maintained & almost unchanged in 150 years. A broader sense of pride in the culture of rural life in 19th century Southern MD was fascinating. Truly, an uncommon site for a history buff - if you bring your 'significant other' here, I'm sure there are nice jewelry stores in Waldorf to sweeten the deal!
Unique and fascinating
Oct 24, 2014 by: touron4 from Charleston, South Carolina
One of the most unique and interesting historic homes we've toured. Many of the furnishings are original to Dr. Mudd and those that aren't are mostly from the family. See the stairs Booth climbed to the upstairs bedroom in which Mudd cut off his boot and set his leg. Like traveling back in time.
Oct 19, 2014 by: Oskapepper from Warrenton, Oregon
Liked that some of the same furniture and pictures are still in the home. Some of the furniture was actually made by Dr. Mudd when he was in prison. It's like a step back in time. Docent was knowledgeable and interesting. Didn't like the emphasis on ghosts in the home (but in all fairness, it was featured on one of those ghost TV shows), but it was balanced by historical information.
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