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Civil War Medical Museum

Address: 400 South Main Street, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone Number: 540-832-2944
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A railroad hotel built in 1860 that became a hospital during the Civil War.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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
Owner description: A railroad hotel built in 1860 that became a hospital during the Civil War.

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Olney, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hudson, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We really enjoyed this civil war museum. Very informative and well preserved. The info they provide about this hotel being a civil war hospital was very well done. Worth the visit

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Three Bridges, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went with 2 kids 11 and 12 on a whim. We all ended up finding it really interesting. There are a lot of great pieces and great informational plaques.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and sons love history especially from the Civil War. I love it too because they do. We were just passing through from another town and decided to stop. What a pleasant surprise! I enjoyed it so much. It was really well put together and had representations from more than the Civil War era. I would definitely visit again.

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