Experience life in 19th century Alexandria. Inspired by the upcoming PBS mini-series Mercy Street, accompany a trained military historian through Civil War era Alexandria and learn the actual history behind the TV show. Visit locations Mercy Street characters lived, worked, and played. Visit an actual Civil War hospital. Walk to a Civil War tavern and drugstore. Discuss the challenges doctors and nurses experienced in caring for the wounded.
Tour starts at the Alexandria Visitor's Center at 221 King Street
Photos Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS. MERCY STREET Premieres Sunday, January 17 on PBS