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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
+1 301-695-1864
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
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Owner description: 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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Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I learned quite a bit about the Medicine that they were able to give during this time. There are some things that could have been a little better, but I am sure that they will work on this in the future.

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love history and all types of museum. This museum puts the Medical History into perspective for that time period and also compares medical milestones, on a smaller scale to this time period. WORTH it!

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Phoenix
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192 reviews 192 reviews
57 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I thought this museum was going to be fascinating because of the subject matter and we really kind of went out of our way to visit. What a disappointment. I didn’t learn anything that I had not seen or read about before. The displays are setup so that you have to read your way through the museum and frankly it... More

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Sugar Grove, IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Our only in Frederick, this museum did an excellent job portraying what it was like to have been a patient during the Civil War. A real eye opener as to how medicine was revolutionized during the years of war.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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264 reviews 264 reviews
87 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We decided on this museum as it is something different and we could both enjoy. The exhibit starts with myths about old-time medicine and is a good read. The top floor is full of information about how medicine and medical practices were performed under field conditions. It showed how advances were made and how the ambulance service evolved. On the... More

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Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum was well done, interesting topic, a great way to spend a couple of hours, had a nice flow to it, educational!

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Washington DC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's worth the trip to Frederick just to see this little museum and a bargain for $10 (adults). You don't have to be especially interested in medicine or civil war history to enjoy it - and its a good choice for middle schoolers and above who don't mind doing some reading. My nephew was fascinated by how changes in weaponry... More

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Lincoln
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

While this is a small museum, there is a ton of information, and was a great place to spend 1.5 hours. Our family had been in Gettysburg the day prior and having that recent experience, extremely helped our appreciation of the exhibits/ information presented here. We have 4 children, aged 10-18, the younger two didn't enjoy it as much as... More

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Pittsburgh, PA EEUU
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Unless you have a special interest in medical history or history of medical care of those wounded in battle, this museum is not worth the price of admission. The museum store was free to shop in (Gee, thanks) but I found nothing I wanted to purchase.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice museum- not for young kids, interesting topic. Really liked how you follow one privates diary throughout and get to learn about his life after the war.

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