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Dorothea Dix Library and Museum

Address: Cameron Street, McClay Street, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: 717-772-7561
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Ranked #19 of 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A couple of us stopped by the other day to check on this important relic of nursing history. We were appalled to find out that the museum is stripped! And there is no information as to where the contents of this museum are. Dorothea Dix is an icon to nursing, and this was the home of her works. Someone needs... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This lovely monument to Dorothea Dix had fallen into disrepair and seems to be in the process of being fixed. However, it's been in this shape for several months, and there's no indication that progress is being made. There is nothing to see here. This does not mean, however, that you will have wasted a trip to the old State... More 

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