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.
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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/

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Tudor Hall! 🦃🥧
11/28/2019

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Tudor Hall! 🦃🥧

#HappyBirthday to Asia Booth Clarke, born on November 20, 1835. Asia was the youngest daughter of #JuniusBrutusBoothSr a...
11/20/2019

#HappyBirthday to Asia Booth Clarke, born on November 20, 1835. Asia was the youngest daughter of #JuniusBrutusBoothSr and Mary Ann Holmes. She was very close to #JohnWilkesBooth. To learn more about Asia click here: shorturl.at/glCE9

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
11/14/2019
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

November 13, 2019 marks the 155th anniversary of John Wilkes Booth’s introduction to Dr. Samuel A. Mudd at St. Mary’s Church in Bryantown. The meeting occurred as a result of John Wilkes Booth’s October visit to Montreal, Quebec. While in that city, Booth met with a southern Marylander named Patrick Martin. Booth was in search of contacts in Charles County and Martin provided him with at least one and possibly two contacts. [ 589 more words ]
http://drmudd.org/2019/11/13/remember-remember-dr-mudd-met-booth-in-november/

Folger Shakespeare Library
11/13/2019
Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

Edwin Booth, 19th-century superstar Shakespearean and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, was born #OnThisDay in 1833.

#HappyBirthday to #EdwinBooth, born on this day in 1833. He is buried with his first wife, Mary Devlin, and their daught...
11/13/2019

#HappyBirthday to #EdwinBooth, born on this day in 1833. He is buried with his first wife, Mary Devlin, and their daughter, Edwina Booth Grossman, at Mount Auburn Cemetery. 🎂🎉❤️

Ford's Theatre
11/13/2019
Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Today in 1866, the Army Medical Museum began relocating to the third floor of Ford's Theatre. Among the museum's morbid collection of human body parts was a segment of John Wilkes Booth's spine. The Army Medical Museum proved so popular that by 1887 it had outgrown the space and relocated elsewhere in the region.

A playbill announcing #JohnWilkesBooth’s appearance in "The Marble Heart" on November 9, 1863, the same night President ...
11/10/2019

A playbill announcing #JohnWilkesBooth’s appearance in "The Marble Heart" on November 9, 1863, the same night President Lincoln attends. Courtesy of the National Park Service.

On this day in 1863, #AbrahamLincoln watches #JohnWilkesBooth perform at Ford's Theatre and invites him to the White Hou...
11/10/2019
Abraham Lincoln Was a John Wilkes Booth Fan

On this day in 1863, #AbrahamLincoln watches
#JohnWilkesBooth perform at Ford's Theatre and invites him to the White House.

Although John Wilkes Booth is now known as the infamous assassin who brutally murdered Abraham Lincoln in 1865, during his lifetime Booth was known as a famous and handsome stage actor that even

A full house for our final tour of the season on this crisp November day. We will be announcing the 2020 tours/special t...
11/03/2019

A full house for our final tour of the season on this crisp November day. We will be announcing the 2020 tours/special talks dates soon. Thank you everyone for following our page and supporting Tudor Hall!

#HappyHalloween! #EdwinBooth is said to be the ghost that haunts Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. http://ow.ly...
11/01/2019

#HappyHalloween! #EdwinBooth is said to be the ghost that haunts Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia. http://ow.ly/U0tJ7

November 3rd will be the last day for the guided tour at 1pm and special talk on #JohnWilkesBooth at 2pm for the 2019 se...
10/28/2019

November 3rd will be the last day for the guided tour at 1pm and special talk on #JohnWilkesBooth at 2pm for the 2019 season. Don't miss this opportunity to see Tudor Hall in person. We are now working on tour dates for the 2020 season. Thank you for supporting Tudor Hall.

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo
10/28/2019

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo

Nice to have so many people join us at Tudor Hall on this stormy Sunday.
10/27/2019

Nice to have so many people join us at Tudor Hall on this stormy Sunday.

Three #JohnWilkesBooth autographs sold recently through Hertiage Auction. An 1864 signed check for $1.00 sold for $15,00...
10/26/2019

Three #JohnWilkesBooth autographs sold recently through Hertiage Auction. An 1864 signed check for $1.00 sold for $15,000!

Ford's Theatre
10/16/2019
Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Did you know the FBI investigated John Wilkes Booth again in 1977? The FBI searched through the assassin's diary for any invisible writing. Read about this investigation, and earlier investigations, via Smithsonian Magazine. Why do you think Booth continued to be investigated, decades after his death?

Jonathan Scott Hartley,  #EdwinBooth As #Brutus, modeled 1889, plaster. Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick ...
10/04/2019

Jonathan Scott Hartley, #EdwinBooth As #Brutus, modeled 1889, plaster. Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo
09/30/2019

Spirits of Tudor Hall's cover photo

Lovely day for the 1pm guided tour at Tudor Hall.
09/29/2019

Lovely day for the 1pm guided tour at Tudor Hall.

On November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., THE BRUTES by Casey Wimpee will be presented at The Players,  once the historic home ...
09/24/2019
THE BRUTES Will Be Presented At The Players

On November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., THE BRUTES by Casey Wimpee will be presented at The Players, once the historic home of
#EdwinBooth, located at 16 Gramercy Park S, New York City. Members of the Booth family will be in attendance, and the performance is presented in collaboration with Paul Valle, the great-great-great grandson of patriarch #JuniusBrutusBooth.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/THE-BRUTES-Will-Be-Presented-At-The-Players-20190923

On Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. THE BRUTES by Casey Wimpee will be presented at THE PLAYERS - once the historic home of Edwin Booth - 16 Gramercy Park S, New York City. Members of the Booth family will be in attendance, and the performance is presented in collaboration with spit&vigor by P...

09/15/2019
At today’s 2pm special talk, Dave Taylor, Booth family/Lincoln Assassination expert, discusses #JohnWilkesBooth and the ...
09/15/2019

At today’s 2pm special talk, Dave Taylor, Booth family/Lincoln Assassination expert, discusses #JohnWilkesBooth and the women who loved him.

Beautiful day for a guided tour at Tudor Hall today!
09/15/2019

Beautiful day for a guided tour at Tudor Hall today!

Nice day to take a guided tour today. Even the butterflies are enjoying our garden!
09/01/2019

Nice day to take a guided tour today. Even the butterflies are enjoying our garden!

We had our regular guided tours today. Thanks to those who were able attend.
08/18/2019

We had our regular guided tours today. Thanks to those who were able attend.

We had a big crowd at today‘s tours! Thanks for your support.
08/04/2019

We had a big crowd at today‘s tours! Thanks for your support.

Jarrettsville Library
08/04/2019

Jarrettsville Library

Welcome to Throwback Thursday (TBT) ~ Here is an image of the historic home of Tudor Hall of Bel Air that is dated to 1865. The house was built as a country retreat by Junius Brutus Booth. Noted too as the home at one time of son, John Wilkes Booth, he lived there with his mother and siblings from December 1852 through 1856.

Ford's Theatre
07/28/2019
Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Between 1863 and 1865, Ford's Theatre staged 495 performances. President Lincoln attended performances at Ford's at least eight times during these years, including a production of "The Marble Heart" starring John Wilkes Booth.

Folks braved the heat and packed Tudor Hall today! Pictured here is Jim Garrett presenting the Legacy of #JohnWilkesBoot...
07/21/2019

Folks braved the heat and packed Tudor Hall today! Pictured here is Jim Garrett presenting the Legacy of #JohnWilkesBooth at 2pm. Thanks everyone for attending our guided tour and special talk.

Ford's Theatre
07/14/2019
Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

In June, 1865, Edwin Booth published an open letter in several newspapers, expressing his regret at his brother John's actions. Edwin wrote that he was "prostrated to the very earth by this dreadful event." Edwin begged the public to understand that his family had no part in his brother's crime. The public ultimately turned out to be understanding. Edwin went on to reprise his most famous role, Hamlet, for the next 25 years.

It’s standing room only for Kate Taylor’s speech about #JohnWilkesBooth and his ladies here at Tudor Hall. If you missed...
07/07/2019

It’s standing room only for Kate Taylor’s speech about #JohnWilkesBooth and his ladies here at Tudor Hall. If you missed Kate she will back to Tudor Hall on September 15.

The renovation continues at Tudor Hall. It's looking good. We also have a great attendance at our 1pm guided tour today.
07/07/2019

The renovation continues at Tudor Hall. It's looking good. We also have a great attendance at our 1pm guided tour today.

In 1847, The Milton Inn was transformed to 'Milton' Academy and one of its famous students was #JohnWilkesBooth.
06/26/2019

In 1847, The Milton Inn was transformed to 'Milton' Academy and one of its famous students was #JohnWilkesBooth.

Did you know Brian Boston's Milton Inn, a circa 1740 fieldstone building in historic Sparks, was formally a coach stop for the early Quaker settlers? Join us today in this historic one of a kind setting for an unforgettable experience!

06/26/2019
Help support #TudorHall by becoming a member of the Junius B. Booth Society. Not only do you receive our newsletter but ...
06/21/2019

Help support #TudorHall by becoming a member of the Junius B. Booth Society. Not only do you receive our newsletter but you help educate the public about the Booth family history, the story of Tudor Hall and restoring and preserving Tudor Hall. http://ow.ly/BAza50uKbQD

"Good night, sweet Prince!" I said, under my breath. Thomas Bailey Aldrich reflects on the funeral of his friend #EdwinB...
06/12/2019
Such heart-breaking loveliness

"Good night, sweet Prince!" I said, under my breath. Thomas Bailey Aldrich reflects on the funeral of his friend #EdwinBooth on June 12, 1893.
http://ow.ly/ZF2c50uCrkR

After the famous actor Edwin Booth 's death, he was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts (the rest of his family, inc...

After #EdwinBooth’s death two days later, at 9:30 a.m. on June 9th, 1893, the inside of the Ford's Theatre tragically co...
06/09/2019

After #EdwinBooth’s death two days later, at 9:30 a.m. on June 9th, 1893, the inside of the Ford's Theatre tragically collapsed, killing twenty-two clerks and injuring sixty-five.

On June 9th, 1893, tragedy struck again at Ford’s Theatre. Following the assassination, the military gutted the theatre and converted into a military pension office building. At 9:30 a.m. on June 9th, 1893, the inside of the building tragically collapsed, killing twenty-two clerks and injuring sixty-five. This tragedy occurred because of a botched construction effort during which a support beam in the basement gave away, causing a partial collapse of its three floors. The New York Tribune blamed the disaster on the incompetence of the United States government, as many government workers had argued the building was unsafe. A writer for the Tribune argued, “The miserly Congressional fingers are red with the blood that a few hours ago coursed through the veins of active manhood. Widows and orphans weep for the husbands and fathers offered to the Juggernaut of legislative ‘reform’ and administrative indifference.”
#NPS #FordsTheatreNHS #AbrahamLincoln

#EdwinBooth died on June 7, 1893, in his apartment at The Players in New York. His bedroom in the club has been kept unt...
06/09/2019

#EdwinBooth died on June 7, 1893, in his apartment at The Players in New York. His bedroom in the club has been kept untouched since his death. He is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

Happy Birthday to #MaryAnnBooth, born #OTD in 1802. She was the mother of the Booth family of actors. Dave Taylor spoke ...
06/02/2019

Happy Birthday to #MaryAnnBooth, born #OTD in 1802. She was the mother of the Booth family of actors. Dave Taylor spoke today at Tudor Hall by giving a speech about the childhood of her misguided son #JohnWilkesBooth.

Originally known as #DecorationDay, #MemorialDay originated in the years following the #AmericanCivilWar and became an o...
05/27/2019
Memorial Day

Originally known as #DecorationDay, #MemorialDay originated in the years following the #AmericanCivilWar and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day started in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 to honor those who served and died in wars.

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.

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17 Tudor Lane
Bel Air, MD
21015

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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