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Holmes Medical Museum

Address: 111 West Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Phone Number: (251) 970-1818
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Foley
Type: Museums
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Culver, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It would have been great to have a tour guide to explain some of the exhibits in this place or at least maybe have them marked so that you knew what you were looking at. We still enjoyed it .... just a little bit eerie,

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Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was the first 4 bed hospital in Foley and they've kept many of the original items from that time. So interesting to me being a nurse and I can appreciate how far we've come with medical equipment!

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Cullman, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This museum is free and full of some interesting items. This museum use to be the hospital. It is full of history including birth certificates of babies who were born here. There are many rooms set up, some of which show x-ray equipment, operating rooms, and a typical room. The equipment used was displayed and some was very odd. There... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you like to see how things were handled medically years ago it's worth going through. It is not very big, you can get through it in half hour. We were in downtown Foley and decided to stop in, it's free.

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Foley, Alabama
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a small town Medical museum. It is worthy of your time on a slow day.....or if you are a doctor or nurse.

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Greenville, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

What a treasure this little museum is. Not only do you get a glimpse of the dedication of these two physicians, who served this community, but also of the high regard the community had for them. It also makes you appreciate the advances in medical science. Looking at some of the old medicine tins and old instruments helps us baby... More 

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Hanceville, Alabama
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Foley, Alabama is a nice town. A really nice town. And...hidden away around the corner off of the main street is a wonderful little museum...The Holmes Medical Museum...the first hospital in Baldwin County as I understand it. The place is full of old medical devices and whatnot...and viewing them brings about questions as to whether medical procedures and equipment from... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very interesting gem in the heart of downtown Foley. Have been here for years and did not know this museum existed. Tours are self-guided.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The museum is on the second floor (no elevator) and has a collection of medical equipment in this former, small hospital. The hospital operated from 1936 to 1958. Well worth the time. Free - donations requested.

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Pensacola, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Found this museum by mistake. It is well displayed. My family and I spent a couple of hours learning and marveling at how far the medical world has come. A nice place to spend some time when you are at the park across the street.

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