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Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site

3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
+1 804-226-1981
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Nice Location.

We stopped in this NPS site to check out Civil War activities. The building was not there during... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Apex, North Carolina
Interest Civil War Site

This site has various exhibits concerning medical techniques available during the Civil War. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jay K
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3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
+1 804-226-1981
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in this NPS site to check out Civil War activities. The building was not there during the Civil War and all the buildings that were there are gone. The building is small and offers a lot of information on the 100 building hospital...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site has various exhibits concerning medical techniques available during the Civil War. Also of interest are various details about important medical personnel associated with this hospital.

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This small museum was the starting point for our tour of certain battlefields in Richmond. We knew through muster rolls that several ancestors had been treated and died at Chimborazo Hospital 5. I had thought that all the hospitals had been on the hill. The...More

Thank Nadine R
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It was smaller than I thought. But it had a good amount of things. Watch the 17 minute video as well it gives you a lot before going off to look at the displays. There's also a little gift shop in the front where a...More

Thank India P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Our 4th graders were boning up on their Virginia history. There were no original buildings from the Civil War hospital but the visitor center was nice, had a good history film, and the grounds were a perfect place to picnic. Kids did a Junior Ranger...More

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very nice collection of Civil War era surgical instruments and displays of photos and techniques. Anyone with an interest in this part of history should know the results of the battles and the tragic work of trying to keep people alive.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A 17 minute film outlines medical treatment during the Civil War. This Confederate hospital treated tens of thousands of soldiers. With only a 20% death rate, remarkable for its time, many lived to return home and begin to rebuild the south. A small display furthers...More

Thank DPD123
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow this place served the wounded in the civil war in massive scale. This parks size is giant and so was this hospital. Sad stories of the horrors of war.

1  Thank rogersober
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Size is no indication of quality...so true here at Chimborazo. A small facility (parking on the street outside) with a great film and a fascinating insight on the Civil War period. Rather than the usual gun-fight battle approach of War facilities this is an intriguing...More

1  Thank Mac W
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a small museum but very neat and informative. The movie was interesting and all the items were really neat to see. There is a nice gift shop with lots of books to choose from. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Sunny0807
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8 April 2016|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
The Park Service has uniformed employees at Chimborazo that may be able to assist you. Maybe someone at the Virginia Historical Society on the Boulevard in the Museum District can answer your question. Or try the Library of... More