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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

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Address: 3 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-342-7730
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Description: Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is...
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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A great attraction for everyone

Just took my 2 kids here. They had both been to the Military Hospital before on school trips, but wanted to see it again. Very informative and interesting. For some unknown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Longwood, Florida

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just took my 2 kids here. They had both been to the Military Hospital before on school trips, but wanted to see it again. Very informative and interesting. For some unknown reason, young children are absolutely fascinated by amputations and tooth extractions prior to modern medicine's anesthesia. Not much to actually "see", the entire experience will be based on your... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

OMG!!!!!! Amazing the inventiveness of our forefathers. This is an old military hospital. You get to look at a few rooms with instruments labeled and then on to a room where a docent tells and demonstrates all about how they were used and what was going on during the time. Dawn was amazing, she spoke so fast and yet so... More 

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Grovetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So much amazing history in such a little place! Our tour guide was great. She gave us so much information and answered all our questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went early and it was just my husband and I. Lots of amazing information and a great history lesson! We loved it

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The tour at this little museum was fascinating. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the arcane and interesting medical protocols of the long ago Spanish colony. I went to this with a friend who is a nurse. Ordinarily I am not into medical stuff but I was glad I attended. I had no idea that the doctors of that time... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I can't believe how much I learned in 30 minutes. The tour is full of information, some of it that can make you uncomfortable is the idea of amputations without anesthetic makes you uneasy. Seriously, a fantastic tour that teaches about medical procedures and apothecary of the past. Plus, some of the friendliest and most helpful people you will encounter... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having taken some college courses on the history of medicine I thought I knew essentially everything I would learn on this tour--but I was so wrong! To see how much more advanced the Spanish were than their American counterparts in the field of medicine was really and truly eye opening. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and very friendly. She... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Being in the medical field this was on my list of things to do. The guide was very well informed and seemed like she really knew what she was talking about rather than reading a script. It is crazy how far medicine has come. Some of the items really made me cringe.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was very informative and interesting to see how brutal medical procedures were in the past. And very intriguing to see how the herbs used in the past are now associated with today's pharmaceuticals. Wished there was a little more to the tour since we paid $10 per person, and have a family of 5. Which got kind of expensive... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Decided to drop by here on my latest visit due to a BOGO offer on Local Deals. Tour was interesting, and we had more then enough time to view the pre-show rooms before the tour. The pre-show rooms setup the rest of the tour, so be sure to read the clips on the wall! Some of the procedure explanations might... More 

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Additional Information about Spanish Military Hospital Museum

Address: 3 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-342-7730
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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