Experience an inside access tour of 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. Get behind the scenes of locations Mercy Street characters lived, worked, and played. Visit an actual Civil War hospital. Discover the inner workings of a Civil War tavern. See where and how medicines were made for wounded soldiers. Reflect within a Union Soldiers’ chapel. Discuss the challenges doctors and nurses experienced in caring for the wounded.
Tour starts at the Visitors Center, 221 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. For more information, call DC Military Tours at 703-407-6663.
Photos Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS. MERCY STREET Premieres Sunday, January 17 on PBS