Visit the Pry House
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum tells the story of a home that became a headquarters and hospital during the bloodiest single day in American history: September 17, 1862. As the Battle of Antietam raged within view of the Pry family’s house, decisions were made on this historic property that shaped the lives of soldiers, surgeons, and civilians.
Visit the Pry House on Antietam National Battlefield and discover how emergency medicine evolved during the Civil War and the impact on the soldiers.
All season on the second floor of the Pry House will feature “Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps,” a temporary installation re-staging the exhibition of Alexander Gardner’s photographs taken at Antietam in September 1862. It is a rare chance for visitors to experience what viewers did more than 155 years ago as the Civil War raged, and is included with museum admission.
Nineteenth Century Medicinal Herb Garden
Visit the Pry House and check out our replica nineteenth century medicinal herb garden. Using plants from a family herb garden to treat illness was a widespread practice during the Civil War, and on that persists today. The museum staff and volunteers have spent the last few years cultivating period accurate plants to give an idea of what home medicine looked like.
Open Fri – Sun from May – October 2019.
Open weekends from November to December 1.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
18906 Shepherdstown Pike
(MD Rt. 34)
Keedysville, MD 21756
Phone: (301) 432-6352