Spirits of Tudor Hall

Spirits of Tudor Hall Museum and historic home of the Booth family of Shakespearean actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth.
Tudor Hall is a Gothic Revival cottage located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, Maryland. Tudor Hall was built in the early 1850s as the dream home of Shakespearian actor Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and his wife Mary Ann. Many of the ten Booth children, including Edwin and John Wilkes, were born in a log house that once existed on the property.

Tours of the 1st floor of Tudor Hall are offered 2 Sundays of every month between April & November at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Please check our current schedule on our blog for a day that will fit your schedule. http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

Great turnout today at Tudor Hall at our 2pm special talk with Booth family/Lincoln assassination historian John Howard ...
05/19/2019

Great turnout today at Tudor Hall at our 2pm special talk with Booth family/Lincoln assassination historian John Howard discussing the hunt for #JohnWilkesBooth, the 12-day chase for the assassin.

On 5/11/1865, Boston Corbett writes a letter to the New York Times explaining why he shot #JohnWilkesBooth.
05/11/2019
Boston Corbett on John Wilkes Booth's Death

On 5/11/1865, Boston Corbett writes a letter to the New York Times explaining why he shot #JohnWilkesBooth.

Boston Corbett was the sergeant who shot and killed John Wilkes Booth on April 26, 1865 in Port Royal, Va. Corbett, whose real name was Thomas P. Corbett, was a London immigrant and a deeply religious man who changed his first name to "Boston" after experiencing a religious conversion at a church re...

On May 10, 1851, #JuniusBrutusBooth and #MaryAnnHolmes were officially married after 30 years together living as husband...
05/10/2019

On May 10, 1851, #JuniusBrutusBooth and #MaryAnnHolmes were officially married after 30 years together living as husband and wife. The marriage took place on #JohnWilkesBooth’s 13th birthday.

Explore Charles County
05/07/2019

Explore Charles County

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and join in on the "Tracking an Assassin" walking tour!

Tours will be offered at Noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 and will cover the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Swamp. The tour is included with the regular admission price to the museum.

For more information on the walking tours, opening hours, and admission fees visit http://bit.ly/2PHEUWt.

Great turn out despite the weather at our 2pm special talk at Tudor Hall. Jim Garrett, Booth family historian & #Lincoln...
05/05/2019

Great turn out despite the weather at our 2pm special talk at Tudor Hall. Jim Garrett, Booth family historian & #Lincolnassassination author/speaker, discussing #JohnWilkesBooth.

Despite the rain, we had visitors attending our 1pm guide tour at Tudor Hall today.
05/05/2019

Despite the rain, we had visitors attending our 1pm guide tour at Tudor Hall today.

Mary Eleanor “Nettie” Mudd Monroe, youngest daughter of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum. She’s ...
05/05/2019

Mary Eleanor “Nettie” Mudd Monroe, youngest daughter of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum. She’s also buried at New Cathedral Cemetery (Bonnie Brae) in Baltimore, MD.

John Harrison Surratt, Jr, son of Mary Surratt and one of #JohnWilkesBooth’s key conspirators in his plot to kidnap #A...
05/05/2019

John Harrison Surratt, Jr, son of Mary Surratt and one of #JohnWilkesBooth’s key conspirators in his plot to kidnap #AbrahamLincoln. John Surratt is also buried at New Cathedral Cemetery (Bonnie Brae)in Baltimore, MD.

Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy Booth, first wife of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. Junius left Adelaide, and his young son i...
05/05/2019

Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy Booth, first wife of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. Junius left Adelaide, and his young son in England and ran off with Mary Ann Holmes. Adelaide is buried at New Cathedral Cemetery (Bonnie Brae)
in Baltimore, MD.

If you plan to attend our guided tour at 1pm and special talk at 2pm tomorrow, please note Tudor Hall's front porch (and...
05/04/2019

If you plan to attend our guided tour at 1pm and special talk at 2pm tomorrow, please note Tudor Hall's front porch (and the entire exterior) is still under construction. Also rain is in the forecast. We look forward to seeing everyone. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

PGParks History
05/03/2019

PGParks History

Fun Fact Friday! Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth and if they know anything about him, it is that he was a famous actor who killed President Abraham Lincoln. But what happened to all his costumes? Tragically they were mostly ruined when aboard a schooner named the Marie Victoria that sank in 1865. What could be salvaged of the “…splendid collection of theatrical clothes, in fine silk velvets, silks, satin, ermine, crimson clothing, hats, caps, plumes, boots, and buskins, shoes, &c.” was only worth $500 in the end.

For more information visit www.surratthousemuseum.org

#JuniusBrutusBoothSr was born #OnThisDay in 1796. #EdwinBooth and #JohnWilkesBooth's father was a brilliant but troubled...
05/01/2019

#JuniusBrutusBoothSr was born #OnThisDay in 1796. #EdwinBooth and #JohnWilkesBooth's father was a brilliant but troubled actor. He was born in St. Pancras, London, the son of Richard Booth, a lawyer, and Jane Elizabeth Game. He achieved early fame in London theatres rivaling the biggest stars of the day including Edmund Kean. For more on Booth, click here: https://boothiebarn.com/2014/06/17/new-gallery-junius-brutus-booth/

This is a statue of #JohnWilkes, the 18th century British radical, journalist, and politician, noted for his support of ...
04/30/2019

This is a statue of #JohnWilkes, the 18th century British radical, journalist, and politician, noted for his support of liberalism. The statue is located in London. #JohnWilkesBooth was named after him.

Photo by ‏@ReignetteC on Twitter.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
04/30/2019
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

We are happy to announce that our popular guided walking tour "Tracking an Assassin" will be offered on Saturday May 11, 2019! Join us at Noon and 2:00 pm , as we walk on the historic route that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold used to enter the Zekiah Samp The tour uses primary source accounts to retrace the footsteps of Booth and Herold as they exited the Mudd property on the night of April 15th. [ 157 more words ]
http://drmudd.org/2019/04/29/may-11th-tracking-an-assassin-walking-tours/

We had a packed house at our 2pm special talk on Lincoln’s final hours by historian Kathryn Canavan, author of Lincoln...
04/28/2019

We had a packed house at our 2pm special talk on Lincoln’s final hours by historian Kathryn Canavan, author of Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and The Assassination of America’s Greatest President. Thanks again for supporting Tudor Hall!

We had a lot of visitors at our 1pm guide tour today. Thanks for supporting Tudor Hall!
04/28/2019

We had a lot of visitors at our 1pm guide tour today. Thanks for supporting Tudor Hall!

04/27/2019
Tour of the Garrett House Site

Check out this video from Dave Taylor of Boothiebarn.com. He visited the Garrett House site where ‪#JohnWilkesBooth‬ died:
https://youtu.be/_VgT5tKkGSk

In the median strip of Route 301 in Caroline County, VA, is the former site of the Garrett house. On April 26th, 1865, assassin John Wilkes Booth was cornere...

On April 26, 1865, #JohnWilkesBooth and #DavidHerold, are discovered in a barn in Virginia. Herold surrenders but Booth ...
04/26/2019

On April 26, 1865, #JohnWilkesBooth and #DavidHerold, are discovered in a barn in Virginia. Herold surrenders but Booth refuses and is shot and killed by Union officer #BostonCorbett.

On this day in 1865, #JuniusBrutusBoothJr, brother to #JohnWilkesBooth, is arrested and sent to Washington's Old Capital...
04/25/2019
The Aftermath: The Booth Family & Lincoln's Assassination

On this day in 1865, #JuniusBrutusBoothJr, brother to
#JohnWilkesBooth, is arrested and sent to Washington's Old Capital Prison to be held with the other #Lincolnconspirators.

In the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, federal officials swarmed the immediate family of John Wilkes Booth. The War Department believed the assassination was a part of a national conspiracy and they were determined to uncover everyone involved. John Wilkes Booth, who had no children or...

Pardon our dust! The exterior of Tudor Hall is currently being renovated and that tours will go on as scheduled. We are ...
04/24/2019

Pardon our dust! The exterior of Tudor Hall is currently being renovated and that tours will go on as scheduled. We are excited about this renovation and look forward to seeing you at Tudor Hall during this time. Thank you for your support!

In the immediate aftermath of the assassination, Edwin’s good friend, New York judge J.W. Edmonds, wrote the actor a s...
04/22/2019

In the immediate aftermath of the assassination, Edwin’s good friend, New York judge J.W. Edmonds, wrote the actor a sincere and empathic note, having predicted his anguished state of mind. The reassuring words, published in the New York Times on April 19, 1865, promise that despite the nation’s grief and shock, ”all will be well, and you may be assured of the earnest sympathy of the good and the true everywhere.”

Two months after #JohnWilkesBooth’s heinous crime, capture, and death, a distraught #EdwinBooth dictated a letter to h...
04/22/2019

Two months after #JohnWilkesBooth’s heinous crime, capture, and death, a distraught #EdwinBooth dictated a letter to his friend John B. Murray. Addressed “To the People of the United States” and published in several major newspapers in June 1865. Two copies of the letter—one printed, the other in the handwriting of John B. Murray—are on display in the library of The Players, the private social club for actors that Edwin founded in New York in 1888.

#HappyEaster from everyone here at Tudor Hall.
04/21/2019

#HappyEaster from everyone here at Tudor Hall.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
04/20/2019

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

With the manhunt stalled, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton offered a monetary reward for the capture of Booth, Herold, and Surratt 154 years ago today.

In the aftermath of #AbrahamLincoln‘s assassination, federal officials swarmed the immediate family of #JohnWilkesBoot...
04/17/2019
The Aftermath: The Booth Family & Lincoln's Assassination

In the aftermath of #AbrahamLincoln‘s assassination, federal officials swarmed the immediate family of #JohnWilkesBooth. On April 17, 1865, after being detained in Boston by U.S. Marshals, #EdwinBooth, brother to John Wilkes Booth, is released when they fail to find evidence linking him to Lincoln's assassination. http://civilwarsaga.com/the-aftermath-the-booth-family-lincolns-assassination/?fbclid=IwAR1tYve3JvsNPYtgLvE51xFVYdYaUM_9Qfu2LR7JihuDpUW-z5smL9lRgqA

In the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, federal officials swarmed the immediate family of John Wilkes Booth. The War Department believed the assassination was a part of a national conspiracy and they were determined to uncover everyone involved. John Wilkes Booth, who had no children or...

#OnThisDay, April 14, 1865, actor #JohnWilkesBooth fired a single shot at point-blank range against the back of #Preside...
04/14/2019

#OnThisDay, April 14, 1865, actor
#JohnWilkesBooth fired a single shot at point-blank range against the back of #PresidentLincoln’s head.

John Wilkes Booth's Abduction Plot Gone Wrong
04/14/2019
John Wilkes Booth's Abduction Plot Gone Wrong

John Wilkes Booth's Abduction Plot Gone Wrong

Originally, John Wilkes Booth's plan was not to kill President Lincoln. It was to abduct him and exchange him for Confederate prisoners.

A Maryland Story: The Booths, the Assassination of a President, and Tudor Hall. Thanks to MidAtlantic DayTrips for this ...
04/08/2019

A Maryland Story: The Booths, the Assassination of a President, and Tudor Hall. Thanks to MidAtlantic DayTrips for this write up on Tudor Hall.

There's a lovely little Victorian house tucked into the suburban neighborhoods surrounding Bel Air, MD, called Tudor Hall.

It is a 1 1⁄2-story Gothic Revival cottage built of painted brick. The house was built as a country retreat by Junius Brutus Booth. Junius Brutus Booth, in case you don't know -- was a famous English stage actor in the first half of the 19th century. He is more famously known as the father of John Wilkes Booth, himself an actor before he turned assassin.

http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.com/2015/06/a-maryland-story-booths-assassination.html

#midatlanticdaytripsblog #daytrips #daytripping #daytripper #instablog #instatravel #instaphoto #midatlanticdaytrips #housemuseum #juniusbooth #Marylandhistory #civilwarhistory #americancivilwar #visitharfordcounty #visitmaryland #travelmaryland #marylanddaytrip #Maryland #neverstopexploring

We are only less than a month away when we open our doors to the first tour of the season. The first tour will be on Apr...
03/25/2019
Make Plans to Visit Tudor Hall in 2019

We are only less than a month away when we open our doors to the first tour of the season. The first tour will be on April 7. The 1pm will be our guided tour of Tudor Hall and at 2pm is our special talk on Junius Brutus Booth: The First Rock Star presented by Jim Garrett. For more tour dates please go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/2016/11/make-plans-to-visit-tudor-hall-in-2017_7.html

The historic Tudor Hall is a fascinating piece of our nation's history. When you visit, you'll connect to the story of the Maryland...

Explore Charles County
03/19/2019

Explore Charles County

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, which reopens for the season this Saturday, March 23!

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, the country doctor who set the broken leg of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, resided here. John Wilkes Booth fractured his leg as he left from the Ford's Theater presidential box after shooting President Lincoln on April 14, 1865, and attempted to flee through Southern Maryland.

For more information, opening hours, and admission fees visit http://drmudd.org/

Folger Shakespeare Library
03/07/2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin and John Wilkes's father, "embraced adultery, fathered ten illegitimate children, subscribed to Hinduism, preached animal rights and practiced vegetarianism."

Nora Titone, author of "My Thoughts Be Bloody," explores our collection of materials about the Booth family.

Interesting article from Kate Taylor, wife of Dave Taylor (administrator of Boothiebarn.com). The original working title...
02/22/2019
Grave Thursday: Downing Vaux

Interesting article from Kate Taylor, wife of Dave Taylor (administrator of Boothiebarn.com). The original working title: “Edwina Booth Contemplates Her Taste in Men.” Edwina was the only child of #EdwinBooth and first wife Mary Devlin. https://boothiebarn.com/2019/02/21/grave-thursday-downing-vaux/

On select weeks we are highlighting the final resting place of someone related to the Lincoln assassination story. It may be the grave of someone whose name looms large in assassination literature,…

In the spirit of all things romantic, we are spending this #ValentinesDay with Edwina Booth and Ignatius Grossman. Edwin...
02/14/2019
Isn’t It Romantic

In the spirit of all things romantic, we are spending this #ValentinesDay with Edwina Booth and Ignatius Grossman. Edwina Booth, daughter of #EdwinBooth and Mary Devlin, married Ignatius Grossman on May 16, 1885. They remained wedded for 35 years, parted only by the death of Ignatius in 1920. The marriage also produced two children, Mildred and Clarence (who changed his name to Edwin). To honor this Valentine’s Day, let us enjoy a selection of these works from the hand and heart of Ignatius Grossman. https://boothiebarn.com/2019/02/14/isnt-it-romantic/#comment-49825

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day has been filled with lots of love and chocolate. The post originally set for publication today was the next installment in the Grave Thursday series. Ho…

Folger Shakespeare Library
02/07/2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

The Booths’ story is like one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, with an unstable father, a bitter sibling rivalry, and an ending that changed the course of history. On a new podcast episode, we talk to author and dramaturg Nora Titone about Edwin and John Wilkes Booth.

On Feb 3, 1869, #EdwinBooth opened the Booth Theatre located on 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Avenue in #NYC. The theate...
02/03/2019

On Feb 3, 1869, #EdwinBooth opened the Booth Theatre located on 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Avenue in #NYC. The theater was masterfully crafted with a grand vestibule accented with Italian marble floors. Unfortunately, he was unable to turn his elaborate theatrical venture into a viable business. #History

Folger Shakespeare Library has a new online collections platform called Miranda. I found this beautiful colored lithogra...
01/18/2019

Folger Shakespeare Library has a new online collections platform called Miranda. I found this beautiful colored lithograph of #EdwinBooth as Hamlet in their collection. https://collections.folger.edu/

Newspaper correspondent George Alfred Townsend (GATH) sketched this picture of the Booth family farm of Tudor Hall. Than...
01/13/2019

Newspaper correspondent George Alfred Townsend (GATH) sketched this picture of the Booth family farm of Tudor Hall.

Thanks to Dave Taylor of Boothiebarn.com for posting this on his Twitter page.

I travelled far to see #JohnSingerSargent’s singer painting of #EdwinBooth at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art l...
01/12/2019

I travelled far to see #JohnSingerSargent’s singer painting of #EdwinBooth at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art located in Forth Worth, TX and found out it was not available for viewing yesterday. 🙁

Thanks to the Reading Room staff at the Harry Ransom Center for their assistance today. Took tons of photos from their v...
01/11/2019

Thanks to the Reading Room staff at the Harry Ransom Center for their assistance today. Took tons of photos from their vast #EdwinBooth #JohnWilkesBooth & #JuniusBoothBoothSr collections. There were tons of items that I was not able to photograph but will come back. ❤️

Address

17 Tudor Lane
Bel Air, MD
21015

From the South Take I-95 to Exit 80 (Rt. 543/Churchville). Turn left off exit onto Rt. 543 and travel approximately 5.5 miles to Churchville Road (Rt. 22). Turn right at traffic light onto Churchville Rd. Travel for .6 miles to Tudor Lane on your left. (Directions continue below) From the North Take I-95 to Exit 85 (Rt. 22/ Churchville). Turn right off exit onto Churchville Rd. (Rt. 22) and travel for approximately 7 miles to Tudor Lane on your right. (Directions continue below) From the West - Interstate 83 Leave I-83 at exit 36. Follow Rt. 439 eastward approximately 7 miles to Rt. 23. Turn right on Rt. 23 and travel approximately 5 miles into Jarrettsville. Rt. 23 turns right at the light in Jarrettsville and turns left approximately 1.2 miles further south at the next traffic light. Continue on Rt. 23 until it intersects with Rockspring Rd. (Rt. 24). Turn right and follow Rockspring Rd. to Moores Mill Rd. Turn left at traffic light onto Moores Mill Road and travel approximately 2 miles to Churchville Rd. (Rt. 22). Turn left at traffic light onto Churchville Rd. and travel approximately 1.2 miles to Tudor Lane on your left. (Directions continue below) Continued….. Tudor Lane is directly across from F&L Jewelers (small white house). Follow Tudor Lane to the end, pass through the stone gates, and continue to the end of the driveway to Tudor Hall. Please Travel Very Slowly on Tudor Lane! Children at Play.

General information

About Tudor Hall – Tudor Hall is a Gothic Revival cottage located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, Maryland. Tudor Hall was built in the early 1850s as the dream home of Shakespearian actor Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and his wife Mary Ann. Many of the ten Booth children, including Edwin and John Wilkes, were born in a log house that once existed on the property. Harford County purchased Tudor Hall in 2006. Tudor Hall 17 Tudor Lane Bel Air, MD 21015 Tel: 443-619-0008 Email: [email protected] Website: http://juniusbrutusbooth.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiritsTH About the Junius B. Booth Society, Inc. – The story of the Maryland Booths and Tudor Hall is fascinating, and the Junius B. Booth Society (JBBS) has an active part in keeping this chapter of our history alive. The Society was incorporated in Maryland in 2006 to educate the public and historians about the history of the Booth family and Tudor Hall, and developed Spirits of Tudor Hall─the tour guide program at Tudor Hall that opens the house for public tours on a regular basis. JBBS is working with Harford county government to turn Tudor Hall into a museum. JBBS also supports the education of the public in: the theatrical arts; other Booth family historical sites in Harford County; the history of owners, slaves, farmers, craftsmen, and others connected to the Tudor Hall farm and Booth related literary works. JBBS also supports the Historical Society of Harford County where Booth related documents and images in their collection are made available to researchers. Mailing address: Junius B. Booth Society 2223 Kentucky Avenue Baltimore, MD 21213 Website: http://juniusbrutusbooth.org/

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