Surratt House Museum

About the Surratt House Museumview of the Surratt House Museum

The historic Surratt House and Tavern, constructed in 1852, is the oldest building in Clinton, Maryland. As the family home and business of John H. Surratt, Sr., his wife Mary, their three children Isaac, Anna, and John, Jr., and an enslaved community of up to nine individuals including Rachel Semus, Henry and Alfred Hawkins, James Butler, George, Jane, and three unidentified children, the site gained national notoriety for its connection to the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.

Engage with History at the Surratt House Museum

Join Surratt House Museum team members and discover how history shapes our present and future by examining the scars that our nation bears from the impacts of the Civil War, President Lincoln’s Assassination, and Reconstruction. 

Get Involved

Turn your love of history into a rewarding volunteer experience with the Surratt House Museum!

The Surratt House Museum Team is looking for passionate, engaging, and dedicated volunteers to help us serve and impact our local community.

For volunteer opportunities or questions, please contact us at or 301-868-1121; Maryland Relay 7-1-1 for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability.