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Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum  
3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road
La Plata, MD 20601
301-645-6870 or 301-274-9358
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This was the home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. For this deed, Dr. Mudd was sent to Fort Jefferson Prison in the Dry Tortugas for life, but was pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson. It is open from April to November on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday.

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Sewnsew1
Went on tour with homeschool group and it was amazingly done. Very knowledgable docents and nicely answered all our questions. A must see for the civil war enthusiast.
Sewnsew1 at at 09:54PM, 2010/07/07.

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La Plata Area Attractions

Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Gilbert Run Park
Friendship House
Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area
African-American Heritage Society
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
Mount Carmel Monastery

 

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