Reminder: “Tracking an Assassin” walking tour April 13 and 14!

This is just a reminder that, in addition to normal tours of the House museum, we will be running our “Tracking an Assassin” outdoor tour Saturday and Sunday weather, permitting. Saturday’s tour times are 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Sunday offers one tour at 2:30 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Proper foot wear is strongly encouraged as portions of the tour may be muddy, literally and figuratively speaking!

The tour is included with your regular entrance fee to the museum. It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you take the museum tour prior to the outdoor tour for historical context purposes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the gift shop by phone or email us at

We hope you join us as we track an assassin!


“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

See you at St. Catherine!

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Saturday Series: April 20, 2019 “Snippets of Lincoln”

We are excited to have a full slate of presenters for our “Saturday Series” of lectures for 2019!

Join head docent Donna Peterson on April 20th for our first Saturday lecture of 2019! Donna will present a historical hodgepodge of stories, quotes by, and quotes about Abraham Lincoln.

Admission to the lecture is free, but does not include a tour of the museum or access to the grounds. Regular fees apply for those wishing to extend their stay for tours.

All lectures begin at 1 pm, unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Please feel free to email any questions to

image source: Library of Congress

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2019 Docent Meeting

Yesterday, March 2, the 2019 docent meeting was held in the Exhibit Building. The annual meeting was lead by head docent Donna Peterson. The purpose of the meeting is to assemble the docent team to refresh and update polices and procedures for the upcoming season. We also welcomed four new docents! The docent meeting is just one more sign that the 2019 season is about to begin! If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a docent please click on the “volunteer” tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions!Docent meeting

The Start of a New Season and Website

This is Sam. Sam looks grumpy. Don’t be like grumpy Sam! March means that we are less than a month away from opening day! Our first day is scheduled for Saturday March 23. The doors will open at 11 am and run through 4 pm. The final tour will start at 3:30. We hope to see you at the museum!

Additionally, we’ve launched our new website that we hope you’ll find easy to navigate and, with the calendar feature, easier to plan your visit! Please navigate the site and let us know what you think!