“Tracking an Assassin” Guided Walking Tour of the Mudd Farm, April 13 and 14, 2019

We are happy to announce that our popular guided walking tour “Tracking an Assassin” will be offered over our anniversary weekend. Join us at 1 pm and 2:30 pm on Saturday April 13th and 2:30 pm on Sunday April 14th, as we walk on the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Samp

The tour uses primary source accounts to retrace the footsteps of Booth and Herold as they exited the Mudd property on the night of April 15th. It also details the events that occurred on the farm in the days that followed, as well as what life on the farm was like in 1865.

These unique 1 hour guided walking tours take you to places rarely visited on the Mudd farm, including the banks of the Zekiah Swamp. The walk will last about 1 hour in length and covers approximately 1 mile of rolling country side. Proper footwear and attire is recommended, as well as bringing a supply of water.

The tour is included with the regular admission price to the museum. It is recommended that you take the museum tour prior to the waking tour, as it will help set the context for the stories you will hear on the walk.

The tour begins in the front yard of the house at the times listed above.

If you have any questions, please contact us here at muddnews@gmail.com

See you at St. Catherine!

escape route

 

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