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Civil War Trust

Tour the Assassination Escape

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

The fully restored theater is a unit of the National Mall and Memorial Parks and operates in partnership with the Ford's Theatre Society. It is open daily for tours, as is the Petersen House, where Lincoln died. The site is both a museum and a fully func­tioning theater with regular productions.

Surratt House Museum

The restored Surratt Tavern, where John Wilkes Booth and David Herold stopped briefly in their flight, depicts rural lire in southern Maryland during the Civil War. The small adjacent museum has interpretive exhibits and artifacts pertaining to the assassination and the conspirators and hosts a number of special exhibits and activities throughout the year.

Samuel A. Mudd House

The restored home of the enigmatic doctor contains many personal effects and furniture that belonged to Mudd and his family. Visitors frequently report meeting one of Mudd's descendants, since quite a few work and volunteer at the seasonally-open site.

Surratt Boarding House

President Andrew Johnson called the boarding house where several conspirators had been frequent visitors "the nest that hatched the egg" of the the assassination conspiracy. Today, the building, with its largely unchanged facade, is occupied by Wok and Roll, a popular Asian restaurant.

Conspiracy Trial Courtroom

Today known as Building 2 or Grant Hall, at Fort Leslie J. McNair, the site of the 1865 conspiracy trial has recently undergone a painstaking $4 million dollar restoration. Props from the 2010 feature film The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford and star­ring Robin Wright as Mary Surratt, have been used to furnish it. There is public access to the building dur­ing quarterly open houses or by prior special arrange­ment through the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall office of public affairs.

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