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Holmes Medical Museum

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

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Interesting time for healthcare

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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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.

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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 

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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.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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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 

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Algona, Iowa
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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.

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Culver, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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
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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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