Surratt House Museum

Clinton, MD

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Address: 9118 Brandywine Rd, Clinton, MD 20735, USA How do we get there? Number: 301 868 1121
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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!

We're pretty sure we have your attention now!

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.

Activity location


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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How much does it cost?






$2.00 (Ages 5 to 18)


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5 years


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Surratt House Museum FAQ’s

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

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

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.

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

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

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