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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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Lincoln
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Poolesville, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been to this museum three times over the past 10 years, the last time being this month. The museum offers very life-like stagings of battle scenes and the wounded and has many interesting facts that you probably would be hard pressed to find in a book. The museum store also has numerous books on many different aspects of the... More

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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

AN excellent introduction to Civil War medicine! It is well laid out, with enough to read to inform you but not to overwhelm your. I would recommend spending at least two hours here. Feed the meter more if you need to. We did! If you combine this with the new Seminary Ridge museum in Gettysburg, they compliment each other well.

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torrance
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you think you know about Civil War medicine and how the wounded were treated, you may still learn something new here. The museum covers all aspects of the war, from training camp right up to embalming the deceased.

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