9 Feb 2015

Lincoln 150: On the Trail of the Assassin (April 18 & 19)

Submitted by Anonymous

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. Other activities include speakers; historical impersonators portraying Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Ulysses Grant; book signings; Zekiah Swamp walking tours; a Civil War dolls display; and an after-hours ghost tour led by the Southern Maryland Ghost Hunters (ghost tour slots are limited and require advance registration). Visitors will also have the option of touring the Mudd House, with an additional admission fee.

Time: Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum
3725 Dr. Mudd Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601
Event Admission: $5 per car
House Tour Admission: $8 for adults, $2 for children (6 - 16); Free for members
Phone: 800-766-3386

Check out the Charles County website for more Lincoln 150 events in the area!