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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Caldwell, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well done. Very authentic. They have a guide and some well informed volunteers. Cute gift shop. You can stay as long as you would like and there is a lot to look at for a small museum.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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91 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to the museum after having taken a guided tour of the Antietam battlefield (well worth it), and the museum helped bring to life the experiences of the soldiers who served. There are elements that are a bit gruesome, but we really appreciated it and recommend the visit.

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Vienna, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the first museum I have experienced that reads like a well-written memoir. You get the personal perspective of the Civil War from many different groups of people: children who fought, women who disguised themselves as men, African Americans who fought or supported troops, men and women who served as nurses, men who served as doctors, and of course... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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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42 reviews 42 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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