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National Museum of Health & Medicine

2500 Linden Lane SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND!!!, AFIP, Building 54, Washington DC, DC 20910
+1 202-782-2200
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We saw this on a list of "different things to see in DC" and decided to find it. You have to take... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
mdaby3
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I was expecting more

Although I’d liked this museum, I was expecting much more! It is a small collection mainly focused... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Fernando S
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Porto Alegre, RS
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This museum, created after the Civil War, has several exhibits displaying gruesome injuries from the battlefield and detailing some of the medical techniques used.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2500 Linden Lane SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND!!!, AFIP, Building 54, Washington DC, DC 20910
Upper Northwest
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+1 202-782-2200
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We saw this on a list of "different things to see in DC" and decided to find it. You have to take the red line out to the last stop, Silver Springs. After you get off the train, walk just a bit to a bus...More

Thank mdaby3
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Although I’d liked this museum, I was expecting much more! It is a small collection mainly focused on military medicine! It is quite far away from Washington DC!

Thank Fernando S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This is a museum run as part of the DOD. It has been collecting various body parts since the Civil War. Much of it deals with historically how the military has dealt with the wounded. Interesting but sometimes hard to observe. A major exhibit on...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We did not have a docent with us and just toured on our own. Small and out of the way, but definitely worth seeing. Free admission, Free parking on site. Exceptionally well done. The museum is immaculate, restrooms as well. Soooo interesting. Only three galleries....More

Thank ergneb
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The relocated museum of military medicine from Walter Reed and home to the bullet that killed Lincoln. Fascinating trip through military and civilian medicine. Takes about an hour and parking is on sight.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Several friends and I decided to check out this museum, and what a hidden gem it is! The building is modern and very nicely designed, presenting many historical medical and weapon related artifacts from the Civil War through present times. Our docent, Dr. Frank Bruno,...More

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting this museum today and Dr. Frank Bruno was our docent. Ok, so it's off the beaten path and a bit difficult to find. But once there you won't be disappointed. This place is AMAZING! Dr. Bruno shared great stories...More

Thank Nonniekash
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This museum is excellent for those who are interested the development of medical science and human anatomy. Great place to do research and to learn. The museum is operated by the U.S. military Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. It is a small modern building...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We drove right by this place the first time as the address didn't seem right. It looked as though we went right by an army base gate. Because the signage as you can see from my picture is not contrasting with the background, I couldn't...More

Thank AkuByrd
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I had a 1/2 day to kill and went to see this museum. Very interesting history of medicine and how battlefield medical experiences and advances have helped move the medical community in advanced directions. Might be a little too graphic for some, and not for...More

Thank Ray S
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I took Uber from Tyson's Corner area- it was close to $50 rt, but it was in the winter and well worth the door to door service.
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