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Civil War Medical Museum

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Address: 400 South Main Street, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone Number: 540-832-2944
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A railroad hotel built in 1860 that became a hospital during the Civil War.

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Lots of History

Our son just finished up a home school unit on the Civil War and we wanted to let him see it in "real life." The building isn't that big but we spent several hours looking at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fayetteville, United States

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Fayetteville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our son just finished up a home school unit on the Civil War and we wanted to let him see it in "real life." The building isn't that big but we spent several hours looking at the exhibits from the three different eras this hotel lived through. Several times I felt the hairs rise on my neck, as if a... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The museum had period medical instruments, clothing, furniture. Documentation of who was treated in the hospital and who care for the soldiers. The day we visited, the kitchen (a separate building) was closed.

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This historic hotel is stuffed full of Civil War and local history. This hotel was used by the Confederate army as a hospital and receiving station and as a stopping point for folks travelling by train. All three floors of the hotel are filled with artifacts and displays ... A little something for everyone! And be sure to ask about... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Take long steps back in time, for the love of your country find out more details about the civil war

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Shawnee Mission
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There are lots of civil war museums in Virginia. With a focus on the medical / hospital area, this becomes a museum with a different slant. It's a fascinating story how the building went from a tavern to a hotel and finally a hospital. Of particular interested to me was the story of one Union solider as a patient, prevented... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We saw a sign for this & decided to stop. It was filled with historic furniture, medical equipment & medical treatments from that time frame. If you have any interest in history, this is truly a hidden gem. No senior discounts are offered, but admission is only $7.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Civil War Museum is packed full of War Medical Instruments, supplies, documents and history. I was just amazed at some of the things that I read and saw there. I had no idea, I learned so much and I was just in awe at some of the instruments and medical devices that they used. I would like to go... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

railroad stop hotel....then a Civil War hospital....an interesting bit of local history worth a visit...allow about one to two hours....lots to read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I do business in Gordonsville and was always curious about this place. Trip finders reviews prompted me to take the tour. The rest is history.... Ha ha get it!!

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We live in the area & like to take our friends & families here when they visit. It is a bit different from most Civil war attractions in that the building was an active hospital for the Blue & the Gray. It has a complete surgical setup with all the tools & their history. Interesting tours are available of the... More 

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Additional Information about Civil War Medical Museum

Address: 400 South Main Street, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone Number: 540-832-2944
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Gordonsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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