The Visitors' Center

The Surratt Visitors’ Center and Gift Shop opened in 1988. Although the building is not historic, it stands on part of the original acreage owned by the Surratt family. Housed here are artifacts and photographs relative to the Surratt story. Prominently displayed is an electric map highlighting the escape route of John Wilkes Booth.

The gift shop features a wide array of books on the Civil War, Lincoln, and the Lincoln assassination. Unique gifts and collectibles are also available. A selection of items sold in our gift shop can be ordered over the phone or by mail, see a list of our book inventory, here.