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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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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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Historically Accurate but Gruesome

Fascinating at a certain level but not for children. The real horrors of war in a different era. War is always gruesome, trauma medicine, at the time of the Civil War was in its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating at a certain level but not for children. The real horrors of war in a different era. War is always gruesome, trauma medicine, at the time of the Civil War was in its infancy. It is informative, accurate and completely gut churning...

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I know that the museum isn't exactly a barrel of laughs, but I'm so glad to hear you found the museum informative and effecting. More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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292 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Civil War Museum of Medicine was our first stop on our tour of Frederick, and was a great start at that. The artifacts, the wall decor, and the tableaux were all very well presented and cast a piquant image of pain and suffering on the part of soldiers on both sides, as well as the inevitable and regrettable collateral... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your review. That is a particularly striking thought! More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a whole lot of history and fascinating information to be found here. Some of the items on display were one of a kind. Although some of the exhibits appeared dated, we spent quite some time exploring all of them, because there was much to learn. The clerk at the front desk was not friendly, however. She acted like... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a tour for our group and it was well worth it. The guide took us through the museums displays and rely made the history come alive.

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our docents love sharing the museum with new groups--we encourage anyone wanting to arrange a guided group tour to call us or visit the website to arrange one. Thanks again! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my mom and my aunt. They did not post on the website that hours would be shortened on the holiday. So we arrived with 2 hours 1/2 hours to view the museum but in reality only had 30mins. The girl wouldn't let view the full museum but for a donation we would be allowed to view the first... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit. We're so sorry about the confusion on the hours. We would like to offer you and your mom complimentary passes to the museum and a guided tour for your next visit to make it up to you. Again, we're so sorry for the inconvenience, but we are glad you liked what you saw... More 

Budd Lake, New Jersey
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Likely one of the best attractions in Fredrick and the best civil war medical museum. Takes 1 to 2 hours.

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Taneytown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very interesting museum. Went with friends and all of us were impressed by what they have for a small place. It really looks smaller outside then it is. I've been to much smaller places. The docent at the deck was a very nice lady and quite helpful. Great place to go in the winter for something to do.

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit. More 

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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I tried to enter at 4:40pm and was not allowed to enter because we would only have 20 minutes to look around. We were denied entry and were told we had to be there by 4 if we wanted to go in. We even asked if we could still pay and still leave in 20 minutes when they close and... More 

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NMCWM, Programming Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. Due to Museum policies, full admission is not permitted after 4:15 PM. We apologize that you didn't have enough time to experience the Museum. More 

Frederick, Maryland
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164 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I've been to this museum about 4 times. The first with my immediate family and then to take out-of-town visitors. There is a lot of information packed into a pretty small place. The people who run it are nice and knowledgeable. There is less emphasis on the gore than on the medicine - which is refreshing.

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Harrodsburg
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As a nurse I was really interested to see this museum but I expected my husband and granddaughters to be bored or "grossed out" but the displays kept their interest also. Excellent presentation of the subject matter and full-size dioramas.

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NMCWM, Education and Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. As a nurse you may be interested in our sister museum: the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office. More 

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