Clinton, Maryland: Home of the First Woman Hanged by U.S. Govt

Mary Surratt, a widow, moved in 1864 from her tavern/home to Washington, DC, to open a boardinghouse. She befriended John Wilkes Booth and left supplies and weapons at the tavern for him to pick up after he'd shot President Lincoln -- according to her tenant, who spilled the beans. Mary was hanged; her tavern is now a small museum.

Surratt House Museum

Address:
9118 Brandywine Rd, Clinton, MD
Directions:
On the east side of Hwy 381/Brandywine Rd just south of Hwy 223/Piscataway Rd.
Hours:
W-F 11-3, Sa-Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
301-868-1121
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Historical marker.

Home of the First Woman Hanged by U.S. Govt

Stopped by, but unfortunately the house was closed. Read the historical plaques explaining the night and what eventually led to her hanging. Part of American history. For us a 25 minute drive to Ford Theater. Took Booth two hours by horseback.

[Ohio Guy, 07/09/2020]

Surratt House Museum.

Home of First Woman Hanged by U.S. Government

Mary Surratt's home in Surrattsville (now Clinton), Maryland offers a unique insight into the Confederate spy network of southern Maryland and the Lincoln assassination.

[JT Stemmle, 10/12/2017]
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