We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holmes Medical Museum

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 111 West Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Phone Number: (251) 970-1818
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Interesting !

Well , I'm a nurse what can I say ? I am intrigued by the instruments and supplies used from times past. My how things have changed . If only the people from then could see us now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Barbara O
,
Satsuma, Alabama
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the location of the first hospital in the county. It was a little eerie walking though this on my own, but it was interesting. There are a lot of tools to look at as well as some other equipment. This is a free museum, but donations are accepted.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Satsuma, Alabama
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Well , I'm a nurse what can I say ? I am intrigued by the instruments and supplies used from times past. My how things have changed . If only the people from then could see us now.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was very interesting to see such a small, old hospital. I work in a huge hospital so it was very different for me. Very cool things to see and it's all free! Plus they had "presents" because it was the town's birthday!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
PA
Level Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I had some time to fill while in Foley, so visited this free (donation only) museum. We enjoyed the history and getting some insight into the medical practices and equipment of the past. The curator was very friendly and informative. It was a great way to spend an hour or so.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Breckenridge, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The instruments and machines they used in legitimate medical practice are horrifying, which is just what we signed up for. Price is by donation, but I think it is a nice open set up, and worth a few bucks at the very least. You can wonder at your own pace, and walk right up and touch many of the tables... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
IL
Level Contributor
61 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this museum takes one back in time in the medical field. Interesting artifacts and a quirky time to be a patient. One has to respect the dedication of these medical pioneers. Definitely worth takng the self guided tour and be grateful for todays' technology.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum is small, but was full of medical information/tools/artifacts/equipment from long ago. It is wonderful that individuals had the desire to preserve these items. I really enjoyed the Medical Museum. I am a nurse so it was of particular interest to me. Husband was OK with going thru the museum, but it did not hold the same interest for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We spent about an hour in the museum and enjoyed it. It was very informative. There is no admission charge.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Level Contributor
425 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have passed by the Holmes Medical museum for years and finally had a chance to visit. It is located on in downtown Foley on the corner of Hwy's 59 and 98. Entrance is free to the museum. Upon entering you are greeted by the curator. There is a sleigh from a century ago and some pictures, guestbook and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Algona, Iowa
Level Contributor
84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There was not an entrance fee to this museum. It was interesting to learn a little about the history of healthcare in this former hospital. There were a fair amount of items used during that time but most of them were not labeled. It would be nice to have items marked more clearly. Was somewhat disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Holmes Medical Museum also viewed

 

Been to Holmes Medical Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Holmes Medical Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?