Real Stories: People and Places

PBS goes behind the scenes with the creators and cast of the new series Mercy Street.
Season 2 Filming Locations

Season 2 Filming Locations

Explore the locations used for filming in Season 2 of Mercy Street.

Mansion House and Carlyle House

Mansion House and Carlyle House

Mansion House was one of the premier luxury hotels in the region before it became a Union Army hospital. Carlyle House faced the Mansion House and was the Green family's home.

Emma Green

Emma Green

It was the spring of 1862, and Emma, then 18-years-old, was the daughter of James and Jane Green, and part of one of the wealthiest families in all of Alexandria.

Frank Stringfellow

Frank Stringfellow

Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow may have been small in stature, but his Civil War legend looms large. Stringfellow was the Confederate Army's most cunning spies.

Alexandria

Alexandria

In the Spring of 1862, when the story of Mercy Street begins, Alexandria had become the “Crossroads of the Civil War.”

A Close Up on Civil War Medicine

A Close Up on Civil War Medicine

Jake Wynn, Educational Programming Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, discusses the Civil War’s role in the advent of modern medicine.

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