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)
Phone:
301-868-1121
Admission:
Adults $5.
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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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