One Vast Hospital Walking Tour
With the weather warming up, weekend walking tours are back at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The Museum will offer walking tours every Saturday and Sunday from April – September.
Get tickets for our One Vast Hospital Tour which features historic downtown buildings and the role they played in treating 8,000 wounded soldiers after the Battle of Antietam. The tour is offered every Saturday at 10:30AM and Sunday at 2:00 PM beginning on April 1.
Tickets 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 buy your ticket today.


In September 1862, a newspaper correspondent from the Philadelphia Inquirer referred to Frederick as “one vast hospital.” In the aftermath of America’s bloodiest day at Antietam on September 17, 1862, over 8,000 wounded soldiers, Union and Confederate, were brought to make-shift hospital wards in Frederick’s churches, schools, hotels, and private homes. 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. Many of those same buildings still make up the historic district today.


April 30, 2023 2:00 PM


April 30, 2023 3:00 PM

Fees & Tickets

Ticket Fee

Ticket Fee includes Entrance Fee for the museum

Event Venue


48 E Patrick St