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Pry House Field Hostpital Museum

Keedysville, MD

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Address: 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756 How do we get there? Number: 301-695-1864
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You really are walking through the pages of history at Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Maryland.

Located on the Antietam National Battlefield, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum tells the story of a home that became the headquarters and a hospital during the single bloodiest day in US history: September 17, 1862.

This was a day during the Battle of Antietam, which raged within view of this property belonging to the Pry family. It was decisions that were made on this very property that shaped the lives of the soldiers, surgeons and civilians.

Do you want to learn about emergency medicine evolved during the Civil War and impacted the soldiers? Then a visit here is a must!

The Pry House Field Hospital Museum also hosts fascinating events across the year, just as living history weekends, and events that spotlight specific notable figures that lived the battle

A great insight into such an infamous moment in US history, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum is where history comes to life through seeing, feeling, smelling, and learning, which is so much more than kids could get out of reading a book. Visit and learn first hand, on the very spot that history happened!

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See Website for directions from Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Hagerstown. Park in front of the barn, and take the path around to the entrance.

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How much does it cost?






$9.50 for children 9+



Free for members, students $7.00, Military(with ID) $8.50, discounts if booked in groups of 10+ people


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Pry House Field Hostpital Museum FAQ’s

In the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today. Explore the unassuming boarding house rooms where Clara Barton lived and worked during the Civil War in the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office museum, and discover the war changed lives both in battle and on the home front in the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Visit their website for information on special exhibits and tour guide info too!

No food or drink is permitted in the property, but you can always grab something in the area or take food to enjoy after your visit

Photography is welcome, just turn off your flash.

Visit their shop for books, clothing and accessories, and collectibles.

They are proud to offer interactive tours for groups of 10+ at discounted rates for learners of all ages, and their excellent education staff will work with you to make your group tour experience a memorable and rewarding one.

They have a shop but no designated food eating areas as food isn't allowed in.

NPS considers the site to be handicap accessible.

Parking for cars, vans, and motor coaches is available in front of the barn.
Tours are all between 1-2 hours and they ask for a $15 donation

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