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Pest House Medical Museum

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Address: 4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-847-1465

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One of the best parts of Old City Cemetery.

This will really give you an eye opening look at medical procedures during the 1860s. Just push the button and get a tour back in time to the civil war at one of the busiest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Blandview1948
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will really give you an eye opening look at medical procedures during the 1860s. Just push the button and get a tour back in time to the civil war at one of the busiest medical centers in this city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg just happened to have 39 hospitals during this time just to handle the wounded from the battlefields... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My husband and I were glad to see the first hospital in Lynchburg being maintained at the Old City Cemetery.

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Thank Sue N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Enjoyed the History of the Pest House in the Old City Cemetery. Seeing the items in the house opened up some questions from my kids. They got to see how a trip to the doctor's was like back in old days.

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Thank Wayne L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lived in Lynchburg for 3 years and just now discovered this very interesting medical museum. A fun, relaxed activity for a weekend afternoon.

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Thank Holly B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We combined a visit to the Pest House Museum with a tour of the Lynchburg Cemetery all organised by Karen and her team. This is a very special place full of history and all the team there combine enthusiasm with knowledge to make this a great visit. We were there for two hours and could have stayed longer. We missed... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We learned a lot about early 19th century medical pracitices when we visited this location. The Doctor who operated this facility was very important to the community and as a Quaker he saved a lot of lives impacted by the war. He was way ahead of his time in medical innovation.

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1 Thank Stephen F
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Medicine interests me a great deal. It was quite interesting and we enyoyed the spoken voice on the speakers. Nice touch.

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This cemetery is so enjoyable you may run into school groups here for school trips. This isn't just a cemetery, it is a living museum. There is always something going on here. It is so picturesque you may see a wedding in the small, charming chapel. There is a small museum and numerous display buildings here as well as a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

The building is well-preserved at the Lynchburg City Cemetery, with plantings that are true to the era. The building includes audio narratives and really takes you back to another time. It is free and easy to reach - right off 5th Street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This little "museum" is inside the old cemetery. You walk around the outside of the little building looking in at the various Civil War era displays of how disease was treated 150 years ago. Very interesting and disturbing!

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