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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Address: 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
Phone Number: +1 301-695-1864
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Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the study and research of...
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum has great artifacts and provides fascinating insights into the brutal reality of the U.S. Civil War.

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Frederick, Md
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This unique museum is a must-visit for any Civil War enthusiast or person involved with medicine. The photographs of the patch-work fix-ups of the wounded soldiers are incredible--amazing what could be done so long ago. The museum is also easy to get to, with parking on the street or in several near-by garages.

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Frederick, MD
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's kind of a dark museum, and it tells some rather unusual stories about how health was handled during a primitive war, by today's standards. So it can be a little depressing, but it is extremely informative and well done.

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Washington, DC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One might not think civil war medicine would be interesting enough to devote an entire museum to it, but you would be wrong. This two floor museum has more than a dozen rooms. There is a mixture of historical objects, full size dioramas, and a lot of education signage. The gift shop is well stocked with interesting things to buy.... More 

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Middletown, md
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a unique museum. Never have I seen the issue of medical casualties discussed or addressed in readings or documentaries. I know it sounds nerdy, but the information kept my attention and that of my teenagers.

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Bear, Delaware
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49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I was hesitant to visit as I was afraid there would be two floors describing the limited medicines and surgical techniques available during the war. However, the museum shines in exploring the full range of challenges and advances that Civil War medicine meant. From the first exhibit that dispels many myths, through descriptions of the battlefield environment, the use of... More 

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general
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Other reviewers appear to have done good reporting, so I do not have much to add. The theme covered is quite limited in scope, of course, and the museum is small, but one learns a lot (and particularly, understands better things one already thought s/he knew). They have organized the museum as a sort of linear display, not large rooms... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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58 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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