National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Walking Tours
Downtown Frederick History is hidden around every corner.
Explore downtown Frederick’s storied past with our signature walking tours.
Every Saturday and Sunday from April – October, walking tours of Frederick’s hospital sites will be available at 10:30 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays.
With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many of those same buildings still make up the historic district today.
Throughout the American Civil War, Frederick, Maryland played a vital role to both Union and Confederate armies. Soldiers marched beneath the “Clustered Spires” on their way to battles at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. The “One Vast Hospital” tour focuses on the wreckage left behind.
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Tickets for all walking tours are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Click below to get your tickets today.
After the Battle of Antietam, Frederick became One Vast Hospital when caring for the casualties. This tour takes you to those hospital sites.More