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“Worth a visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site

Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site
3215 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 226-1981
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Ranked #46 of 83 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum, but it still tells an interesting piece of Civil War history and is worth visiting. They have a neat model of the hospital that was located there that gives you a good perspective of things. If you drive (or walk) a bit past the museum, there is a nice view of Richmond.

Visited July 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great Little Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As a medical professional & Civil War History fan, the Chimborazo Museum was right up my alley. The NPS guide (Pretty sure it was Mike) was fantastic. He went in depth about Richmond during the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond. It was a cold, snowy day and I feel lucky to have gone that day because I had him all to myself for questions! He knows his stuff & I got a great perspective from him that I wouldn't have gotten from any textbook. It's a small museum, but important, as it preserves documents & medical equipment from the CSA and it highlights medical advances made during this special time in history. Also, out back are some good views of Richmond. If you have any interest at all in the Civil War, Richmond history and/or the history of medicine, I would recommend stopping by.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“the view is fantastic the museum is just ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Go check out the view over the James and lady liberty. The museum is just ok, it has some info on the medical practices at the time of the civil war when the biggest military hospital in the world was here.

Visited December 2013
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“Unique museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

A small museum but worth the visit. Gives the history of this hospital site near Richmond during the civil War. Good video and displays. Nice to hear about a hospital that was well run and took good care of the soldiers.

Visited December 2012
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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“Chimborazo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is a small, but very interesting museum, which tells the story of the biggest military hospital of the American Civil War, north or south. While the building which houses the museum was not built until after the ACW, it is a fitting home for such an overlooked aspect of ACW history. The NPS lady on duty was very friendly and helpful, and there is a small shop. Well worth the detour to find it!

Visited September 2012
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