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Surratt House Museum Clinton

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Surratt House Museum
PO Box 427, 9118 Brandywine Road
Clinton
MD
20735
Tel: 301 868 1121

Directions

Surratt House Museum is located in Clinton, Maryland, twelve miles southeast of Washington D.C. From the Capitol Beltway (I–95), take Exit 7A, Branch Avenue South (MD Rt. 5). Turn right onto Woodyard Road (MD Rt. 223W) to the second light and turn left onto Brandywine Road. The museum and visitors\' center are immediately on the left.

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Built in 1852 as a middle-class plantation home, historic Surratt House also served as a tavern and hostelry, a post office, and polling place during the crucial decade before the Civil War. During the war, it was a safehouse for the Confederate underground which flourished in Southern Maryland. It was the country home of Mary Surratt, first woman to be executed by the United States government after being found guilty of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln
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    Jane--The Surratt House Museum complex is composed of three buildings--all were originally build as houses, but are from different time periods: The actual house built for John and Mary Surratt (now a museum), the James O. Hall Research Library, and an administrative building. I see a jpeg of a brick, colonial revival house--that's the research library and NOT the house museum. I hope that answers your question.

    As for the Surratt House Museum, they do a fantastic job! Love it!

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    It was very interesting to find out why the house is so famous.It is a place to take your children to learn how Abraham Lincon died.

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    I'm looking at the old picture of the Surratte House and reading the description above. Does anyone know why the photo doesn't match the description?

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