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“Great Little Museum”

Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site
Ranked #50 of 187 things to do in Richmond
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

As a medical professional & Civil War History fan, the Chimborazo Museum was right up my alley. The NPS guide (Pretty sure it was Mike) was fantastic. He went in depth about Richmond during the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond. It was a cold, snowy day and I feel lucky to have gone that day because I had him all to myself for questions! He knows his stuff & I got a great perspective from him that I wouldn't have gotten from any textbook. It's a small museum, but important, as it preserves documents & medical equipment from the CSA and it highlights medical advances made during this special time in history. Also, out back are some good views of Richmond. If you have any interest at all in the Civil War, Richmond history and/or the history of medicine, I would recommend stopping by.

Thank redminpin
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Go check out the view over the James and lady liberty. The museum is just ok, it has some info on the medical practices at the time of the civil war when the biggest military hospital in the world was here.

Thank HelenaGuerra
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

A small museum but worth the visit. Gives the history of this hospital site near Richmond during the civil War. Good video and displays. Nice to hear about a hospital that was well run and took good care of the soldiers.

1  Thank TonyTTA
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

This is a small, but very interesting museum, which tells the story of the biggest military hospital of the American Civil War, north or south. While the building which houses the museum was not built until after the ACW, it is a fitting home for such an overlooked aspect of ACW history. The NPS lady on duty was very friendly and helpful, and there is a small shop. Well worth the detour to find it!

1  Thank Joyce W
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The museum has lot of history of the hospital or medical field. This area was used for wounded soldier during battle.

Thank lalocadr19
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