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Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Home and Museum

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, 3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, USA

St. Catherine on the Zechia is the home and plantation of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, while Booth was fleeing Washington. For this deed, Dr. Mudd was sent to Fort Jefferson Prison (Dry Tortugas Island, Florida) for life, but he was pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson. The museum houses a large number of items belonging to the Mudd Family.


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From U.S. Route 301 at Waldorf, take Route 5 Bypass to Poplar Hill Road and travel 3 miles. Turn right on Dr. Samuel Mudd Road; travel 0.4 mile to the house.

Visitor Services

Handicapped access, rest rooms, tours offered every thirty minutes on the hour and the half-hour, special tour times may be arranged

Regular Events

December: Victorian Christmas.

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Admission Fee

Adults $7.00, children $2.00.


April-November: Wednesday/Saturday 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.



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