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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
301-695-1864
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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English first
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245 reviews 245 reviews
80 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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7 reviews 7 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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Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a well done museum. Displays are pretty good, but I was disappointed that there were few actual medical/surgical/nursing artifacts. Seemed to be geared to school kids, which is great, if you are entertaining and teaching this age group. good parking facilities nearby.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a very educational museum on Civil War medicine. Take time to thoroughly visit each exhibits.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Some interesting counter facts as to why there was so much amputation during the civil war, also shows how the war developed triage, field ambulances, nursing with very limited medicines. Well worth 2 hours, plus note that if you go on the tourist information web site before the visit there is a useful 2 for 1 offer saving $10. Not... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth spending over two hours to gain an appreciation for field medicine as it was practiced in the 1860s.

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