Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Be sure to visit the new Pry House Field Hospital Museum. This new museum is located in the historic Pry House which served as Union Commander General George B. McClellan's headquarters during the battle. The museum is sponsored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Please call the museum to confirm the hours on (301) 416-2395 or call the main Frederick museum on (301) 695-1864. A $5.00 donation is suggested.
Exhibits include a re-creation of an operating theater, interpretive panels and objects relating to the care of wounded and the effects on the civilian population in the area, and information on the Pry House. Take the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln who visited the house two weeks after the battle.
Did You Know?
Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."