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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Address: 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
Phone Number: +1 301-695-1864
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the...
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the study and research of medical innovation during the American Civil War. Exhibits, programs lecture and research facilities look at innovations in science, medical logistics, medical organization, nursing, civilian medical relief and much more.
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Interesting and informative

A small, well-curated museum, this gem kept us informed and interested for nearly 2 hours. A neat perspective of the Civil War. As we were entering, the person who sold us our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

A small, well-curated museum, this gem kept us informed and interested for nearly 2 hours. A neat perspective of the Civil War. As we were entering, the person who sold us our admission said, "Remember, this was all before we knew about germs and anti-biotics."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure to visit for a unique historical experience. But leave yourself enough time to go through each room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to experience. Use coupons. Volunteers work there who don't seem to have a lot of answers. Place is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding areas have many places to visit that will enhance the Civil War experience; however, none better than the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Yes, visit the battlefields and envision fearless men facing each other, but then visit this incredible museum to understand the true sacrifices made by these brave men and their families. The... More 

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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I loved this museum! The staff is so friendly and the exhibits include a fantastic assortment of artifacts. Even if you have no medical background, this is fascinating and easily understood as the information is conveyed perfectly. So many of my preconceptions about Civil War Medicine turned out to be wrong (believe it or not, Hollywood does not do it... More 

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This compact museum is located in the heart of historic Fredrick, MD. We enjoyed an uncrowded stroll through the museum's exhibits depicting Civil War Medicine. Our group, including a physician, learned a great deal about the truth and myths of "doctoring" during the War Between the States. This is not a glitzy interactive museum. It lays out the facts with... More 

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Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Many interesting facts and artifacts used during the Civil war. Procedures you would not believe they were capable of then we're actually somewhat successful. Astonishing.

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Montgomery, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Really interesting museum, and not just for those with a medical background or interest. Covers such diverse topics as medical training then (and lays to rest more than a few myths about the practice of medicine in the Civil War); qualifications of soldier recruits; cures used then (the Civil War was pre germ theory), prosthetics; the lack of an ambulance... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am not a fan of medicines and medical stuff. However, I was walking through Frederick, and I came upon this museum. It was free so I went in. I was really impressed with the displays.

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Canandaigua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a great museum that will appeal to anyone interested in period life or the civil war. It was nicely sectioned into 9 areas, starting with the practice of medicine and battle medicine in the 1860’s and ending with a brief summary of the practice of battle medicine today. The exhibits in-between covered how recruits were determined fit for... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Address: Address: 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
Phone Number: +1 301-695-1864
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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