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 2018 season on Saturday, March 31. 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. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm. The last day of the regular 2018 season will be Sunday, November 18th.
We will reopen for November, 30, December 1st and 2nd for our 17th Victorian Christmas.