Surratt House Museum
Surratt House Museum is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the history and culture of 19th-century Maryland and Prince George's County with special emphasis on the crucial years from 1840 to 1865. It will seek to interpret the impact of this period on our national history as well as on the family of John and Mary Surratt who became entangled in the web of conspiracy surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Continuing research in the field will be encouraged, and the museum will serve as an educational bridge between scholars, staff (both professional and volunteer) and guests as we seek to understand the times and the people of this era.
The Mary Surratt House is beautifully preserved and furnished with many exquisite period pieces. Did you know the Surratt Tavern and public room were once the popular gathering place for Confederate sympathizers in Prince George's County?. We had a docent who was wonderfully well-informed and full of arcane details about the home and Mary Surratt which she spun out in a fascinating way. This is a first-rate way to spend a couple of hours of a fall afternoon.
Don't go on a cold day. Inexpensive for the whole family to enjoy. They gave away books so you could further your knowledge. People were extremely nice.
Limited hours but just walking around outside is still fun and informational.
Correction. The photo is the house south of the real Surratt Tavern. I had to tap on the arrows to get to the correct building.
Great tour guides. Excellent history.