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“Historic home with connections to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln”
Dr. Mudd was the southern Maryland doctor who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth the morning after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Although Mudd’s role in the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln has been debated, the doctor received a life sentence for harboring Booth and his accomplice, and was sent to Fort Jefferson, now part of Dry Tortugas National Park. After serving a little more than three years of his sentence, Mudd received a pardon from President Andrew Johnson. Today, the doctor’s original home has been preserved as the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, located just outside Waldorf.
A little known part of history. Dr. Mudd treated John Wilkes Booth's broken leg he broke jumping from the Presidential box after mortality wounding Lincoln. The house is well preserved complete... Read more
We finally stopped here today and so glad we did! Our tour guide, Mr Bob Bowser, was an AMAZING guide. We homeschool and our son was like "I would love to have him for a history teacher (btw - he... Read more
We came here as the next stop on the John Wilkes Booth escape route tour. To be honest, I hadn't heard much about Dr. Samuel Mudd--just his name mentioned briefly. Dr. Samuel Mudd treated John... Read more
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