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How awesome it was to trace the routes of one of the most famous assassinations in our countries history. While I didn't take the tour bc of time constraints I had to stop at a very historic site in..... more »
Cant say enough about the knowledge and the super nice (volunteer) staff at this piece of American History. The tour was great, the details, and story line fantastic, and the history so very... more »
Painstakingly maintained. Step back in time. Tour guide was dressed in period costume and provided many historical details. We look forward to returning a Christmas time to see holiday decorations. more »
Great site! Our docent was great, and the staff in the shop were knowledgeable about the books they were selling. It was interesting to see the items Dr. Mudd made during his time in prison.
Couldn't stay for the tour but grabbed info.. Plan on going back soon for a tour! Volunteer staff couldn't have been nicer.. Gave me all sorts of info about other related venues and kindly let me use the bathroom! Looks like a great find!
Unfortunately, this place wasn't as cool as I thought it would be. It had a lot of potential, but fell quite short. I was expecting that there would be a guided tour through the house with someone telling us about Dr. Mudd, John Wilkes-Boothe, and the events that brought them together. Instead, it was a disorganized, self-guided tour through the house. Docents in each room talked about each room and struggled to talk over another docent in another room. If you were lucky enough to get to a room when the docent began his or her talk, you may learn something, but there were a ton of people there and my sister and I only got to one room where we caught the docent at the beginning of a talk. There was even one docent talking to someone she knew rather than discussing Dr. Mudd. I will say though, that this place COULD be great. Most of the items in the house belonged to Dr. Mudd or the family because the house has been in the family for generations. If they did a tour where a docent guides a group through each room and discussed the history of Dr. Mudd and the civil war, it could be great. But just telling people to go through the house and catch tidbits of what docents say is not the way to go. My sister and I were pretty disappointed. We absolutely love history and we drove over an hour to get there. We were there for about 20 minutes and learned nothing. Maybe we caught them on an off day? When I read the website, it said there were guided tours, but this was absolutely not the case when we were there. It was all self-guided, which in my opinion, doesn't allow you to learn.
Wonderful historic tour. Wonder guide Fred, so knowledgeable. A great visit.
Great experience. Learned a lot of new stuff. Tour guide really knew her stuff. A lot of original stuff in the house.
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