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Address: 111 West Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Phone Number: (251) 970-1818
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Interesting History Lesson

While on a shopping trip to Foley we decided to check out the Holmes Medical Museum. The museum is free however they do have a donation jar if you wish to contribute. The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tim M
Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While on a shopping trip to Foley we decided to check out the Holmes Medical Museum. The museum is free however they do have a donation jar if you wish to contribute. The museum is located in what was at one time a hospital. You enter on the ground level and an attendant gives you a brief background of the... More 

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Sipsey, Alabama
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place in Foley is a great place to visit. the history behind the building and all the medical equipment is like stepping back in time and seeing how far our medical field has advanced. To think that this one floor was a hospital and to see the equipment used back them is amazing. I highly recommend this museum... More 

Thank anitasanders
Roatan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a fascinating look into the practice of medicine from the early 1900s. This building was once the first hospital in this area. Lots of old medical equipment to look at (and be thankful that it is not still in use!). There are two floors with several rooms containing different exhibits such as dentistry, pharmacy, patient rooms, etc.

Thank Jetgartner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

1 Thank Patty E
Satsuma, Alabama
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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.

1 Thank Barbara O
Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

2 Thank Caity B
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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.

1 Thank TravPa
Breckenridge, Colorado
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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 

1 Thank Spirit80420
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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.

1 Thank IlLibby123
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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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 

1 Thank Martha L

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