Walking Tour Being Offered 10/2/21

We are happy to announce the return of our popular guided walking tour of the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Swamp! Our next offering will be at 1 pm on Saturday October 2, 2021. 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 and examines many of the controversies surrounding those events. The tour also details the events that occurred on the farm in the days that followed, as well the Federal manhunt for Lincoln’s killers.

This unique guided walking tour takes you to places rarely visited on the Mudd farm, including the banks of the Zekiah Swamp. The walk will last about 2 hours in length and covers approximately 1 mile of rolling (there are several hills to negotiate) country side. Proper hiking footwear and attire is recommended, as well as bringing a supply of water.

The walking tour is designed as an add-on to the main house tour. This walking tour begins where the house tour ends. It is recommend, but not required, that visitors take the house tour to have a background regarding the information that will be covered in the walking tour. The house tour can last up to 1 hour in length, so please plan accordingly.

The walking tour is included in the regular admission price to the museum. You must pay prior to the beginning of the tour.

The tour begins in the front yard of the house at 1 pm, please be prompt.

Return of the walking tour! September 18, 2021

We are happy to announce the return of our popular guided walking tour of the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Swamp on September 18, 2021 at 1 pm! 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 and examines many of the controversies surrounding those events. The tour also details the events that occurred on the farm in the days that followed, as well the Federal manhunt for Lincoln’s killers.

The walking tour is designed as an add on to the main house tour. This walking tour begins where the house tour ends. It is recommend, but not required, that visitors take the house tour to have a background regarding the information that will be covered in the walking tour. The house tour can last up to 2 hours in length, so please plan accordingly.

This unique guided walking tour takes you to places rarely visited on the Mudd farm, including the banks of the Zekiah Swamp. The walk will last about 2 hours in length and covers approximately 1 mile of rolling (there are several hills to negotiate) country side. Proper footwear and attire is recommended, as well as bringing a supply of water.

The walking tour is included in the regular admission price to the museum. You must pay prior to the beginning of the tour. The tour begins in the front yard of the house at 1 pm, please be prompt.

If you have any questions, please contact us at muddnews@gmail.com or through the Facebook event page here: https://fb.me/e/1nmnQa2S4

Masks required indoors!

Effective August 11, 2021 everyone is required to properly wear a mask while indoors at the museum. This is in alignment with the mandates passed by the Charles County Commissioners at the recommendation of the Charles County Health Department. We thank you for your compliance and continued support!

Closed July 4, 2021

The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and property will be closed on Sunday July 4, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. The museum will be open for tours Saturday July 3, 2021. Thank you!

The museum is open!

The museum is fully open for tours! Our hours are 11 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Noon to 4 pm on Sundays. The final tour begins at 3:30 pm on each of those days. We hope to see you soon!