Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 27. Docents from the museum will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.”

Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick.

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.

These will be “pay-what-you-please” tours and will begin at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 48 E. Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick. The tour will gather in the museum’s lobby area.

Contact John Lustrea at john.lustrea@civilwarmed.org for more information.

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Schedules

  • Starting Sunday, May 5th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

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