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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Address: 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the...

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the study and research of medical innovation during the American Civil War. Exhibits, programs lecture and research facilities look at innovations in science, medical logistics, medical organization, nursing, civilian medical relief and much more.

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An extremely interesting place!

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it is fascinating! There were so many quirky and interesting facts that we learned. One of the members in our group was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it is fascinating! There were so many quirky and interesting facts that we learned. One of the members in our group was a Pharmacist and he even found many of the items new to him. So many of the things we saw (like the animals) in the Civil War, you... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good exhibits on Civil War medicine with lots of instruments, pharmacy, etc. Great explanations....we spend an hr and enjoyed it very much.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into history, especially Civil War, then you must go here. It's a little museum but very facts and history of Civil War focused on the medicine side. Shows how advanced (for its time) medicine was, and how many innovative inventions or ways of doing medicine were invented at the time. Such as the start of Ambulance and... More 

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Middletown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took us bout a 2 hours to go through. Lots of interesting facts. Shows you how crude medicine was back then. Would recommend.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The teenagers actually liked it!! Even our 8 yo did too! Takes about an hour. Fun and interesting topic that you haven't seen before. Bob gives a great 5 minute talk at the beginning to set the tone. The visitors center has bogo coupons.

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Seaford, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum for Civil War buffs, those interested in medicine or to teach kids about history. Displays are done in a way that you are not overloaded with too much to read or too simplistic. They show clearly how things were during the war and allow you to take it in as an observer. You leave feeling... More 

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Brentwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This museum is interesting to all ages. Adults and children alike will learn what medicine was like during the time of the Civil War.Teaches you how soldiers were treated on the battlefield and in make shift hospitals all over cities near where battles were fought. I would highly recommend this for children.

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Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when we went into the museum, but it exceeded my expectations. The displays are well done and really give you a feel for the medicine that was practiced during the Civil War. They had a section that dispelled some myths about medicine during the Civil War. The exhibits also highlighted the medical advances that... More 

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Valhalla, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A must for anyone in the medical field, but 2 in my party of 3 were not but history buffs and I had to drag them out. Very well laid out and and more "hands on" than I expected. Nicely located in the town of Frederick with great shops and dining options very close by.

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South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great deal of text with much new information for this visitor who could rank around a 7 or 8 on knowledge of the Civil War and its details. The sequence of displays is grouped by topic with a strong introduction to the status of medicine in general at the outset of the war. It traces much of the innovation... More 

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