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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

Address: 3 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-342-7730
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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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.

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Columbus, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

First of all, they are pet friendly here, and welcomed my dog with enthusiasm and a treat! My guide was very knowledgeable and welcomed questions. The tour includes two small outer rooms you see from the entrance and two larger rooms and a small garden. It's small, but you're given a lot of information considering the size. They welcome you... More

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Sunny Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to learn of the role this hospital played in both military and medical history. It is worth a visit when you are out and about on Aviles Street.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Do not know how I missed this my last two visits to St Augustine, but have to say it was one of the best attractions that I seen this trip. Very informative and we had a good tour guide. It really left an impression on me and how far we have come in the medical profession. Not to be missed,... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great view of how a military hospital operated in the 1700's. Our guide did an animated first person perspective on surgery, limb removal, tooth extraction and explained herbal pharmaceutical practices. It was very interesting, highly recommend!

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49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Best tour in St Augustine, without a doubt. Surprised this is not rated higher on TripAdvisor. This is great for all ages, I would return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Great demonstrations. Only negative is that our tour guide talked SO FAST that I couldn't take all the information in. That's a shame because he definitely knows his stuff. I'd definitely go back though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went here on a whim with my son, my nieces and my nephew and I wasnt sure that it would be fun for the kids as they are 9, 8, 7 and 16, but to my great surprise they had a blast and our guide was absolutely wonderful and really made the kids feel as if they had not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lots of cool stuff in here! Our guide, Megan, was outstanding- lots of knowledge with tons of personality! We didn't have ours, but this would be a great one for the kids, too!

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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

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

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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