The Booth Escape Tour
Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table
Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This year is the sesquicentennial President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination. Therefore, it is fitting that the third annual Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table tour be the “Booth Escape Tour.”
We will board the bus at CSM’s La Plata Campus and head up to Ford’s Theater, where we will visit the museum and the Peterson House across the street where Lincoln died.
Then we will re-board the bus to see some relevant sites around D.C., including the home of Sec. of State William Seward. Next we will drive down to the Surratt Tavern, where we will be given a tour of the facility and then onto the Mudd House. Along the way, you will dine on a box lunch (included in the price of the tour).
Our next stop takes us over to the Samuel Cox House (Rich Hill) and the pine thicket in Bel Alton. After driving by Pope’s Creek, where Booth pushed off from Maryland, we will head south and drive by Cleydael, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Stewart and then by the Peyton House in Port Royal, and finally to the location of the Garrett Farm, where Booth was killed.
The cost of the tour includes a Keller bus, guided tour, admission to several historic structures, and box lunch. The cost is $60 for members of the Round Table (and their guests). Those paying by or at the March 10 Round Table meeting will only pay $55. The cost for nonmembers is $70.