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Pry House Field Hospital Museum

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Address: 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: 301-695-1864
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My husband and I visited Sunday June 26th. We specifically made plans based on their being open. But I'm giving this 4 stars as someone needs to clarify when Pry House is open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful learning opportunity provided by historian Jeffery, and others. The Civil War Flag Corp special demonstration drew us to the Pry House. We learned so much. The curators were passionate. They were willing to answer lots of questions. The re-enactment of the communication using flags was professional and engaging.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the exhibits are like pages from a book. It's informative, but not very awe-inspiring. The main attraction is the house itself.

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum with a few displays. Nice for people not familiar with the Civil War weapons and caring for the wounded but not much for someone who's been to Civil War battlefield's before. On the bright side the workers are extremely friendly and are more than happy to answer questions you have.

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, responded to this review

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Sunday June 26th. We specifically made plans based on their being open. But I'm giving this 4 stars as someone needs to clarify when Pry House is open. My brochures and travel info all said Saturdays & Sundays. Yet a sign in front of the house says open Thursday- Sunday. Only a few people were... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you also for calling our attention to the erroneous hours you found online. We've recently changed our hours for the Pry House to be 11:00 am through 5:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday. While we've updated most of the resources we control online, we're still fixing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife, grandson, and I were in the Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and D.C. area for a 'civil war tour' recently because that is what he wanted to see. Gettysburg was the original focus. Gettysburg was great, but we visited Antietam first and felt it was just as interesting and no one was there... The issue with the Pry House was... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Easy to speed past on the road into Sharpsburg, but do turn around and visit. This is where Meade commanded his forces form and you can see the whole battlefield spread out in panorama. It was also a field hospital where 2 generals were brought along with many, many casualties. Pry House is now a museum that explains much of... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, responded to this review

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stopped by during the week unaware that they were only open on weekends, but there were several employees there & they were kind enough to give us a tour. We were very grateful. Our guide gave us terrific detailed stories about the Pry House as well as a history lesson on Civil War medicine. A little bit away from... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

After several trips to Sharpsburg Battlefield, this was finally open and it was worth the wait! The guide gave us a personalized tour as we were the only ones there and it was a rainy and cool day. So much information and as a Civil Was buff this place was brought alive for us! Also make sure you go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a jewel at Antietam. If I only visited 2 place it would be Bloody Lane and Pry House. The museum here is fantastic. You can see the barn where the Antietam wounded were taken. The view of the Battlefield from here is incredible at sunset/sunrise. DON'T MISS IT!

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We loved going thru all the exhibits at the Pry House. It's interesting to think how far we've come in the medical community in the past 150 years. Loved the exhibit with General Hooker on the table! Seeing the old ambulance (restored) and hearing the exploits about our doctors and their patients made this stop so very interesting. Also knowing... More 

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