Clinton is a small city with a population of about 36,000 people. Its 17 miles from Ronald Reagan International Airport in Arlington, VA, 15 miles from The White House in Washington, D.C. and 45 miles from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. 

I know Clinton very well as I grew up in the neighboring city of Temple Hills, Maryland. Clinton has made its mark in American History and is now home of The Surratt House Museum. The Surratt house was a boarding house owned by Mary Surratt and is infamous for the part it played in the American Civil War. For those of you who don't know, Mary Surratt was the mother of John Surratt, who along with other conspirators were accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. The Surratt House was used as a safe house for John Wilkes Booth to hide his weapons. Mary was accused of being an accomplice for several reasons. However, President Johnson described the boarding house and Mary as having “kept the nest that hatched the egg.” The Surratt House is a must see attraction to the city of Clinton.  If you’re interested in visiting the museum, click the following link for details: The Surratt House Museum.

The Surratt House Museum

Aside from Clinton being historical, it also has great food. Every city in every state you can find a local diner or restaurants where fun, libation, friends and fare are in the air. Texas Ribs and BBQ and The Fish Market are no different. They are located next door to each other on Old Branch Ave with reviews you can check out on Yelp! I’m an avid Yelper so that is my go to source when I’m out of town looking for a great place to eat.

Miller Farms is also a local staple to the city. It’s been running since 1840 and is family owned. I absolutely love the homemade ice cream. During different times of the year, you can find seasonal flavors that will compete with any major creamery. In addition to the fabulous decadence of ice cream, pie and donuts, you can also find fresh veggies and an abundant nursery. Miller Farms is conscious of its community impact as it participates in Gleaning. To find out more about this amazing place click here.

Aside from Clinton’s historical attractions and restaurants, some would say it’s a great place to raise a family. There are several public and private schools to choose from, some of which I’ve attended. I don’t have kids but I’d imagine knowing where the closest hospital or urgent care facility is, would be critical to someone planting their seeds in a new community.

Southern Maryland Hospital is within the city limits, so if you’re ever in need of an emergency, you don’t have far to go. Some servicemen and their families call Clinton home because of its proximity to Andrews Air Force Base, medical care, and shopping.

I gave you a glimpse of what Clinton has to offer but definitely check it out for yourself. If you have any question or simply need an opinion from a local, give me a call or email me at be_clemons@yahoo.com. I’ll be happy to steer you in the right direction.