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Pry House Field Hospital Museum

Address: 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: 301-695-1864
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Sharpsburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Lindenhurst, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

brochures and travel guides state that this museum is open 7 days per week in the summer. Upon arrival we encountered a sign stating open Thursday thru Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday!!!)

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kingston, ny
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you have a little extra time you should visit the Pry House. The exhibits are small, but the information supplied by the lady who works there is fascinating. We were the only ones there during the time we visited so we got a very thorough tour. She was wonderful explaining the differences between Hollywood's version of Civil War medicine... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an adjunct to the larger and main Civil War medical museum but well worth the visit. Excellent 'view' of some medical practices used during the Civil War

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19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pry house relives the post-war apocalypse oftrying to treat the wounded and sick. Nicely staged wax figures and real time scene of the day staged in two different rooms. Details of the types of conditions faced by the docs and limitations in their surgical skills, tools, and knowledge of infection explains who died and who wished they had. It's on... More

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45 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Open during most day hours...close to the entrance to Antietam. Some of the fighting took place nearby and this house was used as a field hospital by both sides. They still dig up bones and relics nearby with an on going excavation close as well. Interesting, short stop but nothing compare to the main battlefield.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Because it is not near the other battlefield locations I think this museum is often missed. I had been to Antietam twice before and never went to it. I took a group of five this time. The house is beautiful and a scenic overlook is worth the hike up the hill to see it. You will need to be able... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Well organized and presented. Provides an insight to a subject manner little touched on. The volunteers were knowledgeable and helpful.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Very interesting to learn how so much of emergency medicine that is still practiced today started there.

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64 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are interested in the medical aspects of the civil war, don't miss this museum. You will learn much about Dr. Letterman, who was instrumental in changing the way patients were treated and evaluated. Letterman Hospital in San Francisco is named after him. The staff is very helpful and will go out of their way to explain things. The... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very interesting to get an idea of this side of the war. Simple, but yet full of information and worth the time to see!

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