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Public Health Museum

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Address: at Tewksbury Hospital, East Street, Tewksbury, MA
Phone Number: 978-851-7321-2606
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Great history

I grew up right next to it, Little did I know I would be treated 50 years later. History all threw it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Roger L
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I grew up right next to it, Little did I know I would be treated 50 years later. History all threw it.

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Thank Roger L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This small museum should delight anyone interested in health, medicine, or history. I recommend, a tour of the old Tewksbury hospital grounds, which is offered occasionally. The museum is run by very knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers. If you don't spend some time talking with them you'll be missing the best part of the museum.

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Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Thus small museum is on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. Many people don't realize it's there. It holds many interesting exhibits dealing with the history of medicine and public health. A must for anyone interested in this field.

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Thank thornegagnon
Methuen, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Take a trip back in time and visit this museum. It is located in a wonderful old building on the beautiful grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. From the old switch board to an iron lung - you can see the amazing advances in Public Health.

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Thank Nancy C
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum has real-life artifacts like iron lungs, hospital beds, displays showing medications, etc. very, very interesting. The tour guides do a wonderful job. Enjoy

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Thank kj f
Tewksbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a fabulous walking tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and had grown up on the hospital grounds and knew a lot of personal stories. His assistant had a binder of black and white photos of the original buildings on the campus, many of which are no longer standing. We will go back to tour the Public Health Museum... More 

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Thank walkingalong
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

One of the last state run hospitals left in Massachusetts. The grounds are beautiful and the architecture amazing. This little museum is the in the main building...a treasure

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Reading, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Small museum with a niche theme, but worth the trip. I'd recommend a drive around the hospital campus as well. Only $5 admission is a bargain, and you might get an interesting tour.

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