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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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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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This is a really interesting museum right in downtown. The displays and stories are so amazing. We really enjoyed this visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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SYKESVILLE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a really interesting museum right in downtown. The displays and stories are so amazing. We really enjoyed this visit.

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Irene A Thank you for your positive review! We're so glad we were able to provide an enjoyable experience for you and your guests. Since you're so close, you may wish to attend one of our many lecture series available to the public at no charge! More info is on our website. More 

Oviedo, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

last Friday took about 15 members of my antique automobile club to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for a guided tour of the facility. Our Docent Bob was an excellent speaker and kept the group of car enthusiasts interested for the 90 minute tour. The facility is excellent with the history and dioramas laid out in a good... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Mike32765, Thank you so much for your great review and recommendation of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. We strive to be informative and educational to anyone who comes to us - Civil War enthusiast, Car enthusiast or the casual enthusiast. We're so glad we hit the mark for your group. We hope to see you and your group... More 

Kona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I did not pick this place, but I am SOOOOO happy we went here. The 90 minute tour showed how war really advanced med tech. You get to see what was in the medicine chests the "surgeons" took onto the battle fields, and hear how they figured out which substances worked and which didn't. You get to see Clara Barton's... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

KonaPeki, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're very pleased that you found the National Museum of Civil War Medicine so informative! We're very honored to be the guardians of such important pieces as Clara Barton's Trunk Bed and an original Civil War Surgeon's Tent among many other very unusual artifacts. Just a brief point of clarification: out... More 

Wall Township, New Jersey
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262 reviews 262 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were in Fredrick for an antique car club event, and this is one of the activities that we toured. I will say that had we gone to Frederick alone, I would not have taken the time to visit this museum, now, having visited, I can only advance rave reviews. Even for non-medical people, this is a learning experience of... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

wlbjayhawk, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. If you're ever back in town, please come see us again, and join us for one of our many lectures and programs. Schedules can be found on our website, found on the tripadvisor page. More 

Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We are both nurses visiting Frederick and it was recommended for us to visit here. We were not disappointed in the least and pleasantly surprised with the exhibits.

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

PamGav, Thank you for your review of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. If you're local, you may be interested in some of our Lecture Series' that we offer - you can find more information on our webpage! More 

Searsport, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Smallish but the displays were very well done. Lots of actual medical equipment on display. They have Clara Barton's travel bed as well as items that came from her office in DC. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I have to say tourniquets haven't changed much! Very nice gift shop.

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

gale770, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Yes, we do love to see medical personnel coming in to learn more about the history of their art. Next time you're in the area, you'll need to stop in and see us at our Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office on 7th Street... More 

Merrimac, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While in Frederick for baseball games at the Frederick Keys we took in a couple of museums. We happened to be there on Bell and History day when a bunch of museums were free. This was our first museum and it was very interesting. We had very knowledgeable tour guides but it was mostly self guided. It didn't take us... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Julia, Thank you for your review. The City of Frederick and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine are very proud of our historic roots. We appreciate your kind words about our docents, they are wonderful people and truly enjoy their time with guests. We are a unique museum, to be sure, and once our docents get visitors started, they... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Make sure to stop by the Civil War museum here - wonderful artifacts and history. They also have a wonderful gift shop!

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Christine H, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that you had a great experience here at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. So glad you enjoyed our Dispensary Store - we're constantly striving to improve our offerings with not only unique books, but gifts and treats as well. We hope you'll come back and see... More 

Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A must visit for anyone with an interest in advancements in the medical field including establishing protocols for emergency medical treatment that are still in use today! The staff are all very knowledgeable and more than willing to spend as much time with visitors as they wish! If you thought you knew everything about the American Civil War, you can... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Roadtripper, Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! We take pride in our guest services, as well as our mission to make history relevant today -- it's good to hear we're hitting the mark. Thank you and we hope to see you again! More 

Lacey, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Every building in old town Frederick, MD, has historic significance. One whose significance has a future cast is the Civil War Medicine museum, as from it we learned the origins of practices that have grown and adapted into our own era. I hadn't considered the development of ambulances, combat-available prostheses, or hospitals till I saw this excellent display. Through the... More 

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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Lisa D, Thank you for your great review - we're so glad you had such a positive experience here at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. As you mentioned, it's amazing how much of modern medicine had its roots in Civil War Medicine, your review lets us know that we're fulfilling our mission. The Peleg Bradford story is one... More 

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