. . . traced a killer's steps. Ford's Theatre gets much of the Lincoln assassination ink, but the rest of the story passes right through the Surratt family plantation in Clinton. The livery has been replaced by a gas station, and growth has gobbled up much of the nearly 300-acre farm, but much remains the same at the house -- even the color, a primer red that Mr. Surratt never got around to covering with a proper coat of white.
Weapons and supplies for the assassin's escape were stored at the Surratt house.
(File Photo/the Washington Post)
Surratt House Museum
9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton, 301-868-1121
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more on the museum or the Surratt Society's tours of John Wilkes Booth's escape route, go to www.surratt.org.
Know of a uniquely Washington area experience or a place you always take out-of-towners? Send a note to email@example.com For previous features, go to www.washingtonpost.com/haventlived