Surratt House Museum

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About Surratt House Museum

If only the walls could talk at the Surratt House Museum in Maryland! Built in 1852, you might think from looking at the exterior that Surratt House is just a grand example of a middle-class plantation home, but in fact there is a fascinating history behind it!

Surratt House served not only as a residential property, but also as a tavern, a post office and even a polling place during the crucial decade before the Civil War.

During the war, it also happened to be a safehouse for the Confederate underground (which flourished in Southern Maryland) - and here is where the story gets even more interesting, because Surratt House was also the country home of Mary Surratt.

Kids, do you know who she is? Well, she happens to be the first woman executed by the US government after she was found guilty of conspiring with a certain John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln!

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You can walk through history with a visit to this historic Maryland home, with a Visitor Center where you can read about more of the history before experiencing the home itself.;

Keep an eye out for the electric map highlighting the display route of John Wilkes Booth himself.

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Adults $5.00

Children $2.00 (Ages 5 to 18)

Free Under 5 years

Last Update 2023

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Surratt House Museum FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Surratt House Museum?

Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

Any top tips when visiting?

You can join the John Wilkes Booth escape route tour, with 3 dates in spring and 3 dates in fall!

Does Surratt House Museum have a gift shop?

The gift shop features a wide array of books on the Civil War, Lincoln, and the Lincoln assassination. Unique gifts and collectibles are also available.

Teachers corner

Contact them for special group rates - it's an invaluable history lesson for the kids!

Is Surratt House Museum fully accessible?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the house and tour