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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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tampa, Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I stopped by with my two children aged 10 and 12 and found this tour to be very informative and fun. Our guide, Nick, was clearly passionate about the subject matter and knew a great deal about the era. This is a great visit for either adults or school age children.

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Wimauma, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This hospital has a great deal of history and base been kept in good shape. The docent really was especially knowledgeable. We learned about the details of medical practice of the time. We also had a lesson on using herbs for medicine. The amount of detail was amazing it was like a mini medical school

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum was much more than I expected. Absolutely fascinating and so rich in history. Our tour guide Nick was fantastic making the information he shared a joy to hear. I would do this one again... FANTASTIC

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Southold, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First, let me say our host belongs in the theater. He was incredibly animated and entertaining. Dressed in a period costume, he educated, informed and answered all questions. This tour open my eye's to medical advancements made by the Spaniards that I thought came centuries later. Additionally, really great presentation on the uses of herbal remedies. I saw a lot... More

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Perry, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

went to this museum while on vacation and loved it! the staff there were great and very informative. it is definitely worth stopping by and taking a tour!

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is very interesting showing medical procedures from the 1500's. It is interesting to see how the Spanish military took care of their men and makes you wonder how they survived.

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Cairo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I ( both nurses by profession ) thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Our tour guide Brook was awesome! We learned a lot about Spanish medical history including the use of evidence based practices centuries before the Americas! We learned a lot about the medicinal plants used to treat ailments as well! This is an excellent tour and one... More

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spring hill
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

nothing more to say. its real its history an was very good. staff was freindly an there ewas no hold back on discriptions

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Winter Haven, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our second time visiting the hospital. Our tour guide was great! She did a great job explaining everything. We love the history of the hospital and will be going back again.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This museum is a MUST see and is a hidden gem. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Jordan, our tour guide, was incredible. He was so funny and gave us such a great tour. We really learned a lot. I highly recommend this museum!!!

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