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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Shawnee Mission
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

For only seven dollars this was well worth it. There is a ton of history shown through artifacts, photos, and stories here. There's also a nice little gift shop as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Small but VERY well done. You learn something new in each room. Allow yourself at least 1.5 to 2 hrs.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was a very informative self tour. The charge is minimal. Had no idea of the amount of people that went through there and how important it was. You could easily spend 1 - 2 hours looking and reading all the facts. Really no major dislikes. If you go Gordonsville, there isn't much to do overall but this was cool.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took the nighttime ghost tour from 8pm to midnight. We had a history lesson and ghostbusters adventure all rolled into 1 tour. Angel and Debbie were wonderful guides. There were paranormal activities all around us. Be sure to go to the Depot.

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