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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
301-695-1864
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Ranked #2 of 8 activities in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We stopped on our way to Gettysburg and are so very glad we did. There was a 'buy one get one free' coupon on the Frederick tourism website, so we figured we had nothing to lose. Even if we hadn't had the coupon it still would have been worth it. The museum was very well done and we learned so... More

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Crystal, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Is a small museum. After paying small fee we were greeted by gentleman that looked like a civil war veteran! Artifacts from wartime battle fields. Came away with impression that many did the best they could with limited resources to treat the wounded and it did not matter if they were blue or gray.

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Biscoe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Anyone that knows me knows that I love my job, I love history and I love people; so my husband whom is awesome and loves me, drove out of the way on our way to Gettysburg for Valentines Day (nothing says Romance like history, war, and and Abraham Lincoln) to bring me here. Loved it. Everyone was so knowledgeable that... More

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Klamath Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This presents an interesting perspective on the Civil War. The displays are well presented with very good explanations. It is not for the faint of heart, some of it was quite depressing. Some of the early strides in medicine in answer to the challenges, were quite remarkable. The dispelling of some myths about medical care at the time was quite... More

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was a destination site for us and we were not disappointed, thanks to the useful Trip Advisor reviews found here. It's a small, two-story museum, very clean, up-to-date displays, many designed to engage w/ interactive components. A story of one wounded Civil War soldier is tracked multiple times through the exhibit - very engaging. The displays of artifacts, some... More

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Brunswick, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I love Civil War history, but found this quaint little museum to have very informative displays about medicine. Did you know the Civil War was the beginning of ambulance service, how about hospitals, how about the first triage units? A great stop on your way to Antietam or Gettysburg.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Pretty large museum with many stories and facts. Who would have guessed that many procedures invented during the war are still in use?

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My spouse is highly interested in both the Civil War and the history of medicine so we visited the National Museum of Civil War Medicine out of curiosity. I'm happy to report that the museum, while small, is highly informative, accurate, and relevant. Many of the exhibits are "old school" displays, but there are plenty of interactive exhibits and information... More

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st pete florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This museum has been on our Civil wargasm list for a while. On a recent trip to Gettysburg we finally made time to visit this museum. My buddy collects many items from the Civil War and he wanted to check out the amputee utensils. We spent several hours touring the museum and found it unique, informative and full of interesting... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect - a museum on Civil War medicine? But this museum is very well done and will surprise visitors at the nature (so primitive by today's standards) of medicines used during the Civil War. Located on East Patrick Street in the heart of Frederick, the National Museum of Civil Medicine is surrounded by a variety... More

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