Today (4/27/13), I will be on the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour put on by the Surratt House museum. I’ve decided to try my hands at “live blogging” the tour, which essentially means I will be adding pictures to this post throughout the day as we visit the different places. If there are any particular things you would like a picture of, comment below and I’ll be happy to oblige. I’m hoping my phone won’t run out of battery with all the picture taking and uploading, but it might happen. So if the tour just ends for awhile, you’ll know why. Check back periodically today for updates!
Here we go:
6:22 am: Lindsey and I are on our way to Surratt House early to await and facilitate the tour participants’ check in.
Two of the large bookshelves that line Lindsey’s office at the Surratt House Museum. She loves being surrounded by countless assassination books while she works. If you need a book on the assassination, odds are the Surratt House gift shop has it.
We’re outside of Ford’s Theatre listening to Ranger Eric Martin give a speech about the history of the Theatre.
At the Mary Surratt House Museum in Clinton, MD, the organizers of this and countless other BERTs.
Surratt House employee Kyle Mongan about to give a tour. No pictures of the inside of the house because I’m spending our time at Surratt charging my phone battery in my car otherwise I won’t make it much past Mudd’s.
After a short delay due to a broken broiler at Captain Billy’s, we’ve made it to Loyola Retreat, the location of where Booth and Herold set across the Potomac.
End of part 1. See part 2: https://boothiebarn.com/2013/04/27/live-blogging-john-wilkes-booth-escape-route-tour-part-2/