The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum is .4 mi. s. off Poplar Hill Rd. to 3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Rd., following signs. The house is where President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was treated for a broken leg the morning after the crime. Though unaware of the assassination and the identity of his patient, Dr. Mudd was convicted of complicity and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson. The house contains family furnishings of the period. A farm museum, a Civil War museum and exhibit building also can be seen.
Wed. and Sat. 11-4, Sun. noon-4 and by appointment, early Apr.-late Nov. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Victorian Christmas celebration first Sat.-Sun. in Dec. Closed Easter. Allow 30 minutes minimum.