Want more than just a regular tour?
On our After Hour tours, visitors explore the darkened galleries and discover some of the more bizarre sides of Civil War medicine.
Amputations were one of the most common operations during the Civil War … and one of our most popular programs.
Watch museum staff amputate a (fake) leg right before your eyes. You’ll learn more than the operation, however. This program explores the physical, industrial, and societal effects of war through the story of an individual soldier.
Please Note: At least six weeks notice is required in order to order the fake leg.
White Glove Tour
If our artifacts talk, imagine what stories they could tell.
While you can’t talk to the artifacts, you can do the next best thing. Tour the Collections Room with our Collections Manager and discover the stories that aren’t on display.
During the Civil War, Frederick was transformed into “one vast hospital”: twenty-seven public buildings were transformed into hospitals, with countless private homes taking in soldiers and officers. The city was also the site of crucial diplomatic fights and minor military skirmishes. Follow in the footsteps of history on walking tours that explore these events, on the streets where they happened.
Themes include One Vast Hospital, Death and Destruction, Badass Women of Frederick, and a Pub Crawl.
Step On Tour
You bring the bus, we’ll bring the bring a extraordinary tour guide.
Don’t miss a minute of this region’s exciting history. Our step on guides will board the buses, and share the stories of troops on the road and on the battlefield. A perfect way to seamlessly combine visits to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and surrounding sites into one unforgettable experience.
Step on tours include “The Bloodiest Battle: Antietam” and “The Maryland Campaign.”
Please Note: “Special Programs” are outside of the daily operations of the museum, and take extra planning and depend on the availability of program staff. We look forward to working with you to schedule a special program that enhances your visit. Please contact the Museum at least a month in advanced.