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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

3 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-342-7730
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in. Our fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish... more » Owner description: Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in. Our fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish days of medicine. Learn why the Spanish were considered 400 years ahead of their time in medicine. See how surgeries were preformed in Colonial times with our surgical demonstrations. Watch how medicines were made using the plants and herbs grown in their gardens with our apothecary demonstration. « less
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Happy Valley, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was glad I paid the discounted price of $5 through the Old Town Trolley ticket booth. I would have been disappointed if I had paid full price. (To be fair, medicine is not my area of interest.) The mourning room and hospital rooms were neat, and it was great that the tour guide started immediately (in effect giving me... More

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citrus springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Loved this tour. If your are in the medical field, you will find this very interesting. My 19 yo kids really enjoyed it. You sit down for most of the tour, so it's a nice break.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place was so cool. The trip is like 40 minutes long, but it's really cool for those who are curious about the way things were done in the past. There is so much to learn and see inside. It's not a bad price! 7.00 for adults! Compared to other places it's a wonderful price!!! I enjoyed it greatly! Especially... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the place takes you back in time, and the tour guide had a lot of information! It's amazing the things the sick and wounded had to go through back then, but whats more amazing is the way the medical staff and surgeons took care of the people! The spanish people realized that keeping things clean helped with getting people healther!... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the craziness of the touristy stops this little place seems overlooked. If you are interested in our history this is a wonderful taste of how all Saint Augustine used to be. It's simple, not flashy and overdone. Just enough gruesome to be entertaining when you learn how some ailments were treated and see the primitive instruments used. A must... More

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was on my "must see" list & so glad we went. $7.00/pp admission. Our guide was entertaining & knowledgeable while talking us thru the history of this hospital While many aspects of her stories are quite graphic & morbid, her sense of humor takes some of sting out of the realities of those times.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The museum is a great place to visit. I learned a lot more about historical medicine than I counted on from our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide! He provided very detailed medical facts about procedures, tools, medications and the rules and regulations that the Spanish Military Hospital followed. He injected a much-needed light-heartedness and humor in his presentation of what were... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The visit to this hospital is a great historical education on the primitive medical care available for that time. Learning in their limited ability to resolve medical needs how many amputations were done in thought to save the life of the soldier injured by war. The scope of the amputations come to light during the streets renovations in front of... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a show! Knives, saws, screws, chisels, hammers, etc. If I were living back in the day my living will would have been chock full of DNR's. Another interesting tour - an eye opener regarding US history in this case medical history as we know it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We expected it to be just us walking around looking. When we paid this gentleman started telling us details and stories of every room. He was educational and funny at the same time. My son is 7 and normally at things like this he is bored but he loved it. We will be back the tour was great and the... More

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