Mary Surratt's Boarding House.

Mary Surratt's Boarding House: Where Lincoln's Assassins Lurked

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Washington, DC

When it was a boarding house in th emid-19th century, this was a hangout for John Wilkes Booth, Louis Powell, and Mary Surratt, all of whom were implicated and later killed for the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln.

Today it's a Chinese restaurant. There was an informational Downtown Heritage Trail sign outside: "The nest in which the egg was hatched." That may be gone. There is still a bronze historical plaque outside.

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Mary Surratt's Boarding House: Where Lincoln's Assassins Lurked

Address:
604 H. St. NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
In Washington's Chinatown. On the south side of H St. NW just west of 6th St. NW.
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