Walter Reed Birthplace
This small, two-room and loft house was built prior to 1850. It was briefly home to the family of Dr. Walter Reed, famous U. S. Army physician and medical hero of the Spanish-American War, was born here on September 13, 1851. Reed's father, a Methodist minister, moved his family into the the small cottage when he was first transferred to Gloucester. They remained here until a new parsonage was completed in 1852. In May 2013, stewardship of the Walter Reed Birthplace was transferred to the Gloucester Preservation Foundation who continue to keep it open and available to the public.