A stylish participant tag.
Our own charter bus.
1st stop--the site of the dastardly deed.
A park ranger greets us outside ...
leads a tour of the refurbished museum (pictured is the one-shot derringer used to kill Lincoln) ...
provides a close-up view of Lincoln's box interior ...
Across the street, the House Where Lincoln Died (under renovation).
Next up--a drive-by at Mary Surratt's boardinghouse, now a "Wok-n-Roll" Chinese restaurant. This marker stands nearby. Booth met with conspirators here.
Next up--a drive-by at Mary Surratt's boardinghouse, now a "Wok-n-Roll" Chinese restaurant.
A plaque mounted on the wall outside the "Wok-n-Roll."
Items posted in the doorway of the "Wok-n-Roll."
Our second stop--the Surratt Tavern in Clinton, MD. Owned by Mary Surratt in what was then Surrattsville, named for husband John.
The Surratt Tavern. Booth and accomplice David Herold picked up arms and liquor here on the evening of April 14, 1865.
The bill of fare at the Tavern.
It was the community post office and bar too.
The Surratt living area.
The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House. Mudd received a life sentence for conspiring with Booth and aiding him (setting his leg) in his escape.
Plaque at the Mudd House.
The Mudd House well.
The Mudd House privy.
At the Mudd House--the U.S., Maryland ... and Confederate flags.
We stopped for lunch at "Cap'n Billy's Crab House" on the shores of the Potomac, not far from where Booth and Herold crossed over to Virginia in a small row boat. (Cap'n Billy had nothing to do with the assasination!)
Another from Cap'n Billy's.
On the grounds what is now a Catholic seminary, just over a ridge from where Booth and Herold crossed the Potomac.
"Huckleberry," the home of Confederate agent and mail runner Thomas A. Jones--he provided significant support to Booth and Herold as they hid outside among pines for several days.
The home of Elizabeth Quesenberry, a Confederate sympathizer. Known as "The Cottage," Quesenberry didn't allow Booth and Herold to stay but prpared food to be delivered to them.
Cleydael, the home of Dr. Richard Stuart--he provided a meal for Booth and Herold but refused shelter for the fugitives.
The Garrett Farmhouse and Barn, where Herold was captured and Booth died, no longer exists.
A marker left at the site ...
... note the "Lincoln" pennies!
No plundering for artifact souvenirs--there are none left.