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Frederick Occupied: A Downtown Frederick Walking Tour

Ongoing Opportunities

  • September 4 at 11 AM

(Image: Confederates in Frederick. From the Collection of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Join Education Coordinator John Lustrea on a guided walking tour of Downtown Frederick on Saturday, September 4 at 11:00 AM focused on a crucial week in Frederick’s Civil War history. The walking tour is limited to 15 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. 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. 

In early September 1862, the Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River and invaded Maryland. Their first objective: Frederick. For one week, the Confederate army held this crucial crossroads town before marching west. In that week, Frederick’s residents experienced a range of emotions, from elation to terror to indifference. This walking tour will explore locations in Downtown Frederick which exemplify that range of emotional reactions.