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Pest House Medical Museum

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Address: 4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: 434/847-1465

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Include this in your visit to city cemetary

The building is well-preserved at the Lynchburg City Cemetery, with plantings that are true to the era. The building includes audio narratives and really takes you back to another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building is well-preserved at the Lynchburg City Cemetery, with plantings that are true to the era. The building includes audio narratives and really takes you back to another time. It is free and easy to reach - right off 5th Street.

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Fort Wayne
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little "museum" is inside the old cemetery. You walk around the outside of the little building looking in at the various Civil War era displays of how disease was treated 150 years ago. Very interesting and disturbing!

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NASNJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Pest House along with the Hearse House and Caretakers Museum, the Station House Museum and the Mourning Museum are all part of the Old City Cemetery. There is also a Chapel on the property. It was a most interesting visit to this historic cemetery. We visited in the winter and hope to return again in the spring/summer to see... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a little house replicating the old "pest house" where people with contagious diseases were sent before the Civil War. It was used during the Civil War as a hospital. You look in the windows and listen to recordings. It is hard to see in the windows. This site is in Old City Cemetery.

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NYC
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This museum is in a cemetery. It is a small house with a garden around it. You look inside through the windows. Has button activated recording that tells about the house and the gardens.

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Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband was a doctor and it was interesting to see how far we have come in the last 150 years. This is on the grounds of the Old City Cemetary.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Awesome place to visit. Especially like the bee-hives at the admin. building. Lynchburg appears to be missing a LOT of bees. Very pretty place and the history lesson is so interesting. Don't miss the cemetery and the rose garden with roses going back to 1730's. Awesome.

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