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Maryland Plans Commemorations on 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination

Maryland Office of Tourism and Welcome Center staff and officials

Pictured: Maryland Office of Tourism and Welcome Center staff joined county officials on a tour of Fort Smallwood State Park. The group also toured area sites associated with the 150th Anniversary

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln. One-hundred-and-fifty years later, commemorations and events are planned across the state to tell of Maryland’s role in this tragic event. After fleeing Washington, D.C., Booth fled through Maryland, stopping at the house of his co-conspirator Mary Surratt in Clinton before continuing on to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd in Waldorf where Dr. Mudd treated Booth’s broken leg. Booth then traveled through other locations in Southern Maryland. You can follow the route of Booth’s escape to the Surratt House Museum, the Dr. Mudd House Museum and see a listing of events and destinations at Charles County’s Lincoln 150 – On the Trail of the Assassin web page.