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Address: 6629 Peele Road, Bailey, NC 27807
Phone Number: 252-235-4165
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Off The Beaten Path

We saw a listing for this museum in the “Off The Beaten Path” book published by Readers Digest. Since we were in the area anyway to see another listing called the Whirligig town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We saw a listing for this museum in the “Off The Beaten Path” book published by Readers Digest. Since we were in the area anyway to see another listing called the Whirligig town of Wilson NC, we decided to give it a try. It was a rainy day and we were the only guests, so we had a personalized tour.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant visit to a restored country Doctor's office. Nineteenth and early twentieth century medical and surgical instruments, a pharmacy, nursing and dental exhibits and buggies with a charming guided tour hourly that takes about 45 minutes. A lovely visit if you're in the area. Hard to find as the GPS seems to get it wrong. Check their website for directions.

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Thank Bcobert
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited with another couple, and had a full hour with the docent. There are a great variety of fascinating items in the collection.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Because we visited on a weekday morning, our family was fortunate to have the tour guide and the museum to ourselves. This facility has several items on display that you've only read about in books. My children were able to see leeches swimming in a glass bowl, an iron lung, and medical tools dating back to the Civil War era,... More 

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Thank Don W
Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited with my 3 boys (11, 9, 9) and we really enjoyed the experience. The staff is wonderful! They were full of information! I especially enjoyed all the stories they told! I would definitely recommend stopping in for a visit if in the area. I am so glad that we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Admission is 5 dollars including guided tour about 1 hour. Guide was very nice lady, we had a private tour with my fiancee. Nice place, quite small but worth of visit.

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Thank Heidi K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived just after 4, having stopped in after seeing the sign on the highway. A very nice volunteer met us at our car to say shed just closed, but spent a few minutes with us telling is about the site and what we could see/do without going inside. We will definitely plan our trip to get here in time... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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