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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
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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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Great background of medical innovations from Civil War period

A friend had recommended this museum, and since he is a museum director, I tried to fit a visit into my trip to Frederick. Not too glitzy from the outside in what looks like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A friend had recommended this museum, and since he is a museum director, I tried to fit a visit into my trip to Frederick. Not too glitzy from the outside in what looks like a store front window. I wasn't offered a tour guide, but found a tour was in progress on the 2nd floor (the recommended starting point), so... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were done in about an hour. A little pricey compared to other museums in area, but a good start. Hoping for many more actual photos and artifacts.

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Westernport, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our Boy Scout Troop recently visited here as a part of a larger Civil War trip we took. This was my first time going and it was definitely worth it. We look a guided tour of the museum, which I think was the best route with teens. If you are planning to go, I would call ahead and see if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 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

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 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 13 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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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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Additional Information about National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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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