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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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Great history of Civil War medicine.

If you read all the literature by the exhibits, you get a really good understanding of how primitive it was. Not too anyone's fault, like anything else, the medical field... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you read all the literature by the exhibits, you get a really good understanding of how primitive it was. Not too anyone's fault, like anything else, the medical field advanced over time. They don't have as many artifacts as Gettysburg but they explain in depth how medicine and medical procedures were done back then. Well worth the visit. All... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love History, particularly the American Civil War. Having visited the historical sites of Gettysburg, Antietam and Frederick, I kept wondering what happened to those soldiers who survived this war. Now I know, they were treated using the medical equipment/tools I saw on display at this museum! There are two floors of exhibits showing pictures, mannequins depicting scenes of patient... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This small museum, in the heart of the Historic District, contains a wealth of information not only about medical practice during the Civil War, but the day to day lives of soldiers and medical staff. For example, I did not realize that actual time spent in battle was dwarfed by the long periods of marching from one place to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I feel that I should put this out there, because not everyone will find this place fascinating. People who are really into the Civil War, the history of medicine, or both...will absolutely LOVE this place. If you're just driving through Frederick and looking for something to do or a place to go, this might not be the best place for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum and found it to give us incredible information about the Civil War from a medical perspective. Take an hour and visit this museum. It does not disappoint.

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New Market, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The exhibits were interesting. This is a wonderful place to stop to get a feeling of Frederick's importance during the Civil War. It's location is in the middle of the city's many shops and restaurants. It is near the Carrol Creel Linear Park. The museum is fantastic, but you should plan more activities for your visit, as it is not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What an interesting museum, packed with artifacts and information. This small museum in the historic district of Frederick is very well curated. There is a lot of information provided for each item on display. There are also timelines, dioramas and art that make clear the state of medicine during the Civil War, the advances that came from lessons learned in... More 

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

Hello teachme2read, Thank you for your positive review of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! We are glad that you had an enjoyable visit and that you found the Museum to be both informative and well curated. We strive to emphasize not merely what occurred during the Civil War, but also the advancements that resulted from the conflict and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've lived in Frederick for 30 years and never went here. We stopped on a whim with the kids. It was awesome. Very professional and educational. My kids are 10 and 5. They loved it!

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

Hello Lbp1129, We are glad you were able to come visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! It's great to hear that both you and your kids enjoyed your visit. If you are interested in going on outings to more Civil War sites, we encourage you to visit either of our two affiliated locations, which are the Pry House... More 

Frederick, MD, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wouldn't come from far away to see this as the sole attraction, but it is not to be missed by locals, and should feature in any history buff's visit to the area. Really interesting facts and accessible info. For those who are not local, definitely make this part of your plan to come enjoy the town, and the great variety... More 

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

Hello Colleen B, Thank you for visiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! We are conveniently located in close proximity to Gettysburg, Antietam, Monocacy, and Washington, DC, so the Museum is a perfect stop on any Civil War sightseeing trip. Downtown Frederick itself, as you mentioned, is also a great destination due to the unique shops and fine restaurants... More 

Cedar Run, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Bob, the docent, was very helpful. He really gave us a comprehensive introduction to the displays. Given the subject matter the museum may not be a great choice for younger kids.

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

Hello Ellyn H, Thank you for visiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine! We greatly appreciate your feedback. Our docents are all very knowledgable and passionate about what they do. They are often able to provide our visitors with personalized attention, which has the potential to enhance your experience. The Museum aims to appeal to visitors of all ages... More 

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