The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Society is excited to announce that beginning on Saturday April 21, 2018, the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum will host monthly talks on various historical topics related to the Civil War and Lincoln Assassination. The talks are free with regular admission to the grounds. Each event will be held in the meeting room of our Exhibit Building. There is limited seating so please come early. The events are scheduled to begin at 1 pm and will be approximately one hour in length.
Check out this video to catch a glimpse of some of our dedicated volunteers in period dress in the recent Fox 5 Zip Trip segment on Waldorf. This July 7 episode listed the Mudd House as one of the 5 Must Stops in Waldorf.:
The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and Grounds will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16. We will be operating our normal hours on Saturday, April 15, and will be back open again the following Wednesday, April 19th. We hope to see you soon!
Regular tours at the Dr. Mudd House Museum will resume on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. Please click here for more details about our hours and admissions fees. We hope to see you soon!
Our 2016 renovation/repair work for this summer has entered a new phase, and we will need to close the house for another Wednesday, July 20. Also, for that whole week of July 18-22, we will be unable to accommodate any special tours. We will be open as usual the weekend before (July 16-17) and our regular tour schedule will resume with the weekend following (July 23-24). We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
We will be having some crucial maintenance work done the week of June 6th through 10th. Unfortunately, this means the museum will need to be closed on Wednesday, June 8, and we will be unable to accommodate any special tours that week. We will be open as usual the weekend before (June 4-5) and will be back open again the following weekend (June 11-12). We hope anyone who might have been planning to stop by that Wednesday can make it out one of those weekends or perhaps a future Wednesday instead!
Come celebrate the holidays with us at our Fourteenth Annual Victorian Christmas on Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6. The house will be decorated in the fashion of the period, and open for self-guided tours. We will have Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, a Civil War soldier re-enactors camp, and complimentary holiday treats. We will be open from 11am to 8pm both days. Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children (Society members free). Reservations are not required. We hope to see you there! For more information, call (301) 274-9358.
We have completed the full itinerary for this weekend's Lincoln 150 event. Click below to see what is happening when. Hope to see you there!
As part of the Lincoln 150 event, we are offering a one-night-only ghost tours! For an additional $5 per person, you can take a guided walking ghost tour of the farm property; we also have a limited number of slots for a ghost tour of the house itself, for $20 per person, including a video presentation of past investigations. Tours will be conducted by Patrick Burke and Southern Maryland Paranormal Investigations. Signup will be in the Exhibit Building on Saturday, starting at 10am; please keep in mind that the house tour is limited, and signup will be on a first-come basis.
In the early hours of April 15, 1865, President Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and his companion David Herold arrived at the home of Dr Samuel Mudd, seeking medical attention for the leg Booth broke in escaping Ford's Theater. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of an event that changed the course of American history. See the play "The Assassin's Doctor" presented by the Port Tobacco Players. Visit living history exhibits and suttlers, and wander through an encampment of Civil War reenactors.