Coming Soon: A Grisly Night at the Museum

Shudder-inducing surgical instruments from the Civil War era? (Photograph by S.K. Bierle)

You’ll want to hurry if you’re planning to attend a “ghoulish night” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine this coming weekend. Here’s an event description from the museum website and links to get your tickets. (Thanks, Meg Groeling, for sharing about this upcoming event!)

“Ghoulish and Ghastly: Civil War After Dark” will take visitors through the darkened galleries of the museum and examine the Civil War’s grisly side on Friday, October 26th.

On this lantern-led tour of Frederick’s most haunted building, visitors will hear ghastly true tales from the Civil War – stories of dissection, experimental facial reconstructive surgery, parasites, and more. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, at 48 E. Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick, is located in the Carty Building, a structure that hosted embalmers during the American Civil War and served as an undertaking business for more than a century.

Tours will take place at 7 PM and 8 PM. Click below to purchase tickets for your preferred tour. Tickets are $15 per person.

Click here for more details and event tickets on the medical museum website.

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