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Address: 4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: 434/847-1465
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My kind of family practitioner

We learned a lot about early 19th century medical pracitices when we visited this location. The Doctor who operated this facility was very important to the community and as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Stephen F
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We learned a lot about early 19th century medical pracitices when we visited this location. The Doctor who operated this facility was very important to the community and as a Quaker he saved a lot of lives impacted by the war. He was way ahead of his time in medical innovation.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Medicine interests me a great deal. It was quite interesting and we enyoyed the spoken voice on the speakers. Nice touch.

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This cemetery is so enjoyable you may run into school groups here for school trips. This isn't just a cemetery, it is a living museum. There is always something going on here. It is so picturesque you may see a wedding in the small, charming chapel. There is a small museum and numerous display buildings here as well as a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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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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1 Thank jim a
Fort Wayne
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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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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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1 Thank Ricker58
NYC
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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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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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