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On the Trail of the Assassin - Charles County

On the Trail of the Assassin - Charles County


Conspiracy - The Talk of Port Tobacco - Come take a walk around Port Tobacco Village, a Maryland port town that was a hotbed of Confederate activity and where residents may have been involved in the conspiracy. Learn about one of the conspirators who lived and owned a business here.
Days/Hours of Operation:  Winter hours from January 1 - March 31, 2017, open First Friday weekends and by appointment. Regular hours Friday through Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Monday by appointment
Location:  Port Tobacco Historic Village
8450 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Phone:
During normal operating hours we can be reached at 301-392-3418 (main) or 240-320-4125 (cell)
Email: historicdistrict@charlescountymd.gov

On the Trail of the Assassin - On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth, the assassin, rode on horseback with co-conspirator David Herold to Dr. Mudd’s home in the early hours of April 15th  for splinting of his fractured leg before continuing his escape. 
Days/Hours of Operation: Closed until April 1, 2017. Regular hours Wednesdays and Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Sundays: noon - 4 p.m. (Tours start on the hour and half-hour, and the last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Location: Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum
3725 Doctor Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Admission: $7 for adults, $2 for children (6 - 16); Free for members
Call or check website for additional information.
Phone: 301-274-9358

Website: http://drmudd.org/

Rich Hill 
Historic Rich Hill, home of Samuel Cox during the Civil War, was the site where John Wilkes Booth and David Herold hid in a pine thicket on his property for four days following Lincoln’s assassination.  Come see the exterior of the historic house and read from our new interpretive panel about the owners of Rich Hill. Visit the website to learn more about the site and planned activities.
Website: richhillfriends.org 

Waterfront Dining (call ahead for seasonal hours)

Port Tobacco Restaurant - 7536 Shirley Blvd, Port Tobacco, Phone: 301-392-0007, http://www.porttobaccorestaurant.com/

Capt John's Crab House - 16215 Cobb Island Rd, Cobb Island, Phone: 301-259-2315, http://www.cjcrab.com/

Shymansky's Marina & Seafood, 16320 Cobb Island Rd, Cobb Island, Phone: 301-259-0300

​Capt Billy's Crab House - 11495 Popes Creek Rd, Newburg, Phone: 301-932-4323, https://captbillys.com/

Gilligians Pier - 11535 Popes Creek Rd, Newburg, Phone: 301-259-4514, http://www.gilliganspier.com/

Ray's Pier -  18170 Desoto Pl, Benedict, Phone: 301-274-3733

River's Edge - 7320 Benedict Ave, Benedict, Phone: 301-274-2828, http://riversedgebenedict.com/