Piece of Thorax of Lincoln's Killer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Booth Thorax.

Loopiest Lincoln Landmarks.

There are plenty of historical medical curiosities at the venerable Mutter Museum, but one of the rarest celebrity items is a preserved specimen from the 1865 autopsy conducted on a ship at the Washington Navy Yard on John Wilkes Booth. It's a small chunk of the Presidential assassin's thorax.

The flamboyant actor-murderer might fly into a rage if he saw how he's upstaged at this superlative museum by a wall of skulls, the Soap Lady, assorted skeletons and preserved oddities -- all shrieking for attention and approval.

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Mutter Museum

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Address:
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
West side of town, two blocks east of the Schuykill River, one block south of Chestnut. At the Philadelphia College of Physicians.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
215-560-8564
Admission:
Adults $15.
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