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Surratt House Museum

Surratt House Museum9118 Brandywine Road

Clinton, MD 20735 

301-868-1121; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-868-8177 James O. Hall Research Center: 301-868-6185 



Do you like a good murder mystery?  We have a great one for you at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton, Maryland. It’s a “history mystery,” where the intrigue of the Civil War led to the assassination of President Lincoln and the sad fate of the first woman executed by the U.S. government – Mary E. Surratt

What happened in the spring of 1865? Who was Mary Surratt? Did she deserve to die?

More will be revealed on tour as guides in period garb lead you through the halls of history and mystery at the Surratt family’s former home:

  • Learn about middle-class life in Civil War Maryland.
  • Get an overview of the Confederate espionage system in Southern Maryland
  • Enjoy special exhibits and events.
  • Browse through a charming gift shop and book store.
  • Take advantage of an on-site research center to further your knowledge.
  • Register for a bus tour over the escape route of John Wilkes Booth.

Did you sleep through History class in school? We guarantee you won’t sleep through this one!

Want to be a member of the Surratt Society and support the museum? Click here to learn how to join.



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