Docents are costumed volunteers who give guided tours of the
Surratt House Museum. Docents must be at least 18 years old
and must acquire an authentic costume of the 1850-60s period
(other docents and Society experts on 19th century clothing
help with this task). Docents are trained in the art of giving
tours, and in the history of the House and family, its
furnishings and life in the Victorian era.
Hosts/Hostesses are volunteers who greet people at the
Visitors’ center, sell tour tickets, manage gift shop
sales, and provide information about the House and its
history. Costumes are not required.