Visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s primary location is 48 East Patrick Street in Frederick, MD.  During the Civil War, Frederick, a busy crossroads on America’s first National Road and first railroad, was witness to three Confederate invasions, thirty-eight skirmishes and two major battles (South Mountain and Monocacy) as hundreds of thousands of Northern and Southern soldiers marched through the community. Frederick epitomized the tragedy, turmoil and sacrifice that attended four desperate years of fighting.

Today, Frederick continues to be a crossroads of the Civil War. Like the commanders of the great armies of the North and South, modern visitors can use Frederick as their “headquarters” as they explore the nearby battlefields. Each new visitor will discover a fascinating downtown neighborhood that has kept continuity with its Civil War past.

General Admission

General Admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine allows individuals and families visiting to take a self-guided tour of the Museum. On average it takes visitors an hour to two hours to tour both floors of exhibits. The Museum does not admit visitors to the galleries after 4:00pm daily.

Adults

$9.50

Seniors (60 +)

$8.50

Students (with ID)

$7.00

Military (with ID)

$8.50

Children under 9

Free

Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Parking

Metered On Street Parking

Meters have a two hour limit and are closing monitored by the City

Park Mobile App allows visitors to pay for their meter right from their Smart Phone

Parking Garage

The Museum itself is located right next to the Carroll Creek Parking Deck, to access turn left immediately after the Museum on East Patrick Street.

ADA parking is available on the first floor of the Carroll Creek Parking Deck.

Accepted payment methods: cash and all major credit cards

Accessibility

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

Groups

Guided tours of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine can be arranged for groups with a minimum of 10 people. Group tours vary either in 60 minutes in length or 90 minutes in length, depending on your group’s interest level.

2013 Admission Prices for Groups of 10 or More

Adults

$6.95

Student

$6.00

Student Chaperons

$6.00

Receptive

Please inquire for rates

Group Leader

Free

Bus Driver

Free


2014 Admission Prices for Groups of 10 or More

Adults

$8.00

Student

$6.00

Student Chaperons

$6.00

Receptive

Please inquire for rates

Group Leader

Free

Bus Driver

Free

Parking Info for Buses & Motor Coaches

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is able to reserve parking in advance for one full size bus directly in front of the Museum, on the left hand side of E. Patrick Street. If your group is arriving in more than one bus, please make arrangements with the Museum in advance. For groups arriving individually please utilize the Carroll Creek parking garage located directly behind the Museum.

Late Arrival and Cancellation Policy for Groups

Groups that arrive late will receive a condensed tour. If you need to cancel your visit, please e-mail the reservation coordinator call the Museum at 301-695-1864, Ext. 20

Inclement Weather Policy for Groups

In the event of inclement weather and your group is unable to arrive safely at the Museum for your tour, please contact the Museum to cancel your visit. We will attempt to re-schedule your visit, rescheduling a tour will be based on rates and availability.In the event of Museum Closure you will be contact by a member our Guest Services Staff.

Schedule a Visit

To schedule a guided group tour please submit a reservation request form online or by fax to 301-695-6823. By submitting a completed reservation request you are not guaranteed a reservation. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine Reservation Coordinator will work with you to best accommodate your group to plan a visit, we ask that reservation requested be submitted at least four weeks prior to the desire date of your visit. Once the date and time of your guided tour have been confirmed with the Museum’s Reservation Coordinator, you will receive a confirmation letter with check-in information.

Where to Stay

Fairfield Inn and Suites - Take advantage of their NMCWM Hotel Package 

Dining in Downtown

Beans & Bagels – Open daily and is a great option for soup, sandwiches and coffee

Brewer’s Alley – Frederick’s original brewpub featuring American fare

Museum Guidelines

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all time.
  • Food and Drink are prohibited in the galleries, water fountains can be found on both floors of the museum for your convenience.
  • Please silence your cell phones while in the galleries, phone calls can be made in the Lobby.
  • Please note that exhibits may be alarmed, be mindful of this when visiting with small children.
  • Filming within the galleries is strictly prohibited.
  • Flash Photography is prohibited in the galleries.

Calendar of Events

Coordinate your visit with one of our Saturday Lectures, interpretative programs or living history events by visiting our Calendar of Events!

How to Get There

I-70 from Baltimore:
Take Exit 54, East Street/Downtown. Turn left onto E. Patrick Street (one-way). Museum is on the left (48 E. Patrick Street). The entrance to a public parking garage is on the left immediately past the Museum.

I-70 from Hagerstown:
Take Exit 54, East Street/Downtown, and left on E. Patrick Street (one-way). Museum is 1 1/2 blocks on the left (48 E. Patrick Street). The entrance to a public parking garage is on the left, immediately past the Museum.

I-270 from Washington, D.C.:
North on I-270, then take I-70 East towards Baltimore. Take Exit 54 to East Street/Downtown. Then take a left on E. Patrick Street (one-way). Museum is 1 1/2 blocks on the left (48 E. Patrick Street). The entrance to a public parking garage is on the left, immediately past the Museum.

Route 15 from Gettysburg:
Take I-70 East towards Baltimore Take Exit 54, East Street/Downtown, and left on E. Patrick Street (one-way). Museum is 1 1/2 blocks on the left (48 E. Patrick Street). The entrance to a public parking garage is on the left, immediately past the Museum.

Route 15/340 from Harpers Ferry and Leesburg:
Take Route 15 North/340 East toward Frederick. Then take I-70 East towards Baltimore. Take Exit 54, East Street/Downtown. Turn left on E. Patrick Street. Museum is 1 1/2 blocks on the left (48 E. Patrick Street). The entrance to a public parking garage is on the left, immediately past the Museum.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD
301-695-1864

Mailing Address
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
P.O. Box 470
Frederick, MD 21705-0470

Geo code
39.4139408, -77.4092991
N39° 24.8364′, W077° 24.5579′

Helpful Hints

How can I get more information on the Museum?

Please call the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 301-695-1864 or e-mail joanna.jennings@civilwarmed.org with questions about the Museum and its satellite sites, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum and Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office.

Is there discounted admission?

The Museum offers discounted admission to seniors (62+), college students with valid I.D., active-duty military personnel and AAA members. Children under 10 are free.

Who can I talk to about a research question?

Terry Reimer, NMCWM Director of Research, will respond to written inquiries received by mail or e-mail. Complete our research request form or contact Terry at: Terry Reimer, NMCWM Director of Research, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, P.O. Box 470, Frederick, MD 21705 or e-mail terry.reimer@civilwarmed.org. There is a charge of $10 per hour of research.

How can I become a member?

You may purchase a membership on-line. Use the Support navigation bar for information on the levels of membership and corresponding benefits and how to become a member. You may also contact the Museum’s Membership and Reservations Coordinator, at 301-695-1864, ext. 1005 or e-mail kacie.peterson@civilwarmed.org.

Where can we shop?

Historic downtown Frederick is filled with specialty shopping with more than 100 stores located on Market, Patrick and East Streets, specializing in a diverse array of goods including clothing, gifts, outdoor gear, toys, jewelry, chocolate, skateboards, furniture, fine home accessories, fresh-cut flowers, hosiery, imports and antiques. For more information, please call the Tourism Council of Frederick County at 1-800-999-3613 or visit www.fredericktourism.org.