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 2015 season on Saturday, March 7th. 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 museum is closed on Easter Sunday. The last day of the regular season will be in November.
We will reopen for December 5th and 6th for our 14th Victorian Christmas. Hours for this event will be 11 a.m. to 8 pm.