From Mid-Atlantic Day Trips – 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. Junius Brutus was also the father of famed American stage actor Edwin Booth, the foremost tragedian of the mid-to-late 19th century, and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., an actor and theater manager. Booth was named after Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the lead assassins in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar.
The property and first floor of Tudor Hall is open to visitors for tours in 2015 at 1 & 2 pm on the dates listed below. This year there are some special talks replacing the 2:00 tours on the dates listed with a (*). All 1 pm and other 2 pm tours will feature the general tour. All tours and talks last about 45 minutes. See below for details of the special talks and regular tours.
June 14, July 12 at 2 pm:
John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall
by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a tour guide at Ford’s Theatre and co-author of The Lincoln Assassination: Where Are they Now? A Guide to the Burial Places of Individuals Connected to the Lincoln Assassination in Washington, DC.
September 13 at 2 pm
Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided
by Dave Taylor, the creator and administrator of Boothiebarn.com. Dave is a Lincoln Assassination writer, researcher and speaker.
Getting there: Tudor Hall is located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015
Hours: Check out the website or see above for hours.
Website: For more information:
443-619-0008 or [email protected] or http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/
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