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.
Did you know that Kathy Bates, the Oscar-, Golden Globe-, and Tony Award- winning actress has a connection to the Lincoln assassination?
Kathy was born in Memphis, TN, in 1948 to Langdon and Bertye Bates. Her great-great- grandfather was President Andrew Jackson'spersonal physician, but it was her paternal grandfather, Finis Langdon Bates, that links Kathy to John Wilkes Booth.
The museum will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 25. Normal hours are every Wednesday and Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday hours are 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tours start every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour; the last tour begins at 3:30 pm. The last day of the regular 2017 season will be Sunday, November 19th.
We will reopen for December 2nd and 3rd for our 16th Victorian Christmas. Hours for this event will be 11 a.m. to 8 pm.