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Holmes Medical Museum

111 West Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
(251) 970-1818
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Foley
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jan 17, 2014
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New Madison, ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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Foley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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
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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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Foley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

My children and I live in Foley but, have never been to the medical museum until today. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it. It was neat to see the old medical equiptment and it was also educational. And, it was free! Can't beat that.

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Estill Springs, TN
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the artifacts in the Holmes hospital. The museum is presented as a self-guided tour, so you can take as long as you like looking at the rooms and equipment. As you go into the "Men's Ward" all of the other areas, you can let your imagination put you back in time to think... More

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