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Surratt House Museum [MD]

Built in 1852 as a middle-class farm house for the family of John and Mary Surratt, the historic Surratt House also served as a tavern and hostelry, a post office, and a polling place during the crucial decade before the Civil War. During the war, it became a safehouse in the Confederate underground system which flourished in Southern Maryland. Today, the museum presents a variety of programs and events, recapturing the history of the mid-19th-century life and focusing on the web of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and the involvement of the Surratt family.

A second website, maintained by the Surratt Society, can be found here.

The site offers exhibits, tours, educational programs, research library access, and monthly recreational and educational events.

 
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