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Country Doctor Museum

6629 Peele Road, Bailey, NC 27807
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Bailey
Type: Specialty Museums
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Country Doctor Museum is a hidden gem. It is located in Bailey, NC which is a small town that is charming itself. The Country Doctor Museum is staffed by East Carolina University. Admission to the museum for the guided tour is $5. The tour will take you into three buildings and end at the gift shop area. The first... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stop at this neat little museum and see what people used to do to get well! You'll be grateful for modern medicine but you'll also learn about time-tested remedies and get a view of how tough our great-grandparents were. The museum has everything from old herbal apothecary jars, surgical instruments, and a doctor's horse-drawn buggy and old turn-of-the-century Ford for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Interesting , especially for those in health care field. Fun to see what the instruments were like in the "old days" and the old methods used. It is small and it is a 45 minute talk and demonstration. I wouldn't drive miles out of the way, but certainly is convenient stop off 95.

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Founded in 1967, this museum is one of the oldest museums in the U.S. dedicated to sharing the stories, challenges, and triumphs of health care in rural America. In addition to three rooms of historical artifacts and information, there is also a carriage house with antique buggies and cars, an iron lung, a medicinal herb garden, and a small gift... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Interesting museum divided between two small buildings in the quiet little town of Bailey. This museum is now owned by a university, so staff is informed and helpful. Check hours before you go. Every spring there is an open house with lots of activities. Worth checking out for a side trip sometime. Bailey has a Hardees and small diner for... More

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The museum is small and you can only go through it on a tour. The guide works hard, but there isn't that much there of interest. If you went through without a guide, you would spend five minutes there and leave. The guided tour takes an hour, which is at least 30 minutes too hard. We had a better time... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The Country Doc is a small museum jam packed with artifacts from earlier medical days. Just think -- your ancestors likely survived medical treatments from this stuff. It is a little much to take in but is nonetheless fascinating. The physicians in your family should love it as well. I don't know of a larger collection of medical devices. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

When I saw the sign at the highway, I wanted to see it, but I shure was a little disappointed. It is one cramped building and there are some outsidebuildings to look at. I did not wanted even a tour.

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