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Holmes Medical Museum

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Address: 111 West Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Phone Number: +1 251 970 1818
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Incredible and fascinating!

Call in advance for hours, as they vary widely depending on what source you are using! The fellow who runs it is WONDERFUL! He is filled with knowledge, history, and information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
VictoriaL L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Call in advance for hours, as they vary widely depending on what source you are using! The fellow who runs it is WONDERFUL! He is filled with knowledge, history, and information about the local area! What a pleasant and informative man! We truly enjoyed our visit here - but don't forget to call in advance to check on when they... More 

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Foley, Alabama, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The self guided tour at the museum is great, although a little harrowing. It is somewhat hard to imagine some of the tools on display were actually used in the medical practice. My favorite are the needles that had to be sterilized and resharpened in order to use them.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you are a medical professional, you will marvel at what is presented here. this is the original location where any of the local residents were born! The rooms are as they were over 50 years ago! Give yourself a good hour here - you will be surprised how fast the time goes by while readin about and visualizing the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is a fascinating museum. Small, yes, but it doesn't lack history and character. The museum houses xray machines from the 50s, "the room of quackery", infant incubators, surgical tools, sedation machines, ashtrays in the waiting room, a surgical room virtually untouched, and $46.50 bill for a maternity stay in 1941. The visit was very intriguing and makes you admire... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Very interesting with the instruments that were used. It puts you back in time of a visit to the doctor. You will really appreciate how far medicine has come.

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I toured the Holmes Medical Museum. It was the first hospital in Baldwin County. You a quickly realize how far medical care has come. A nice stop to make in Foley. It is a short walk from the Railroad Museum.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I'm not much of a museum person but found the Holmes Medical Museum to be interesting. You can go through this quite fast or take as much time as you want. When you see some of the equipment it makes you appreciate the advances that have been made in medicine and hospitals. If you are looking for a place to... More 

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Deposit, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I am a retired Nurse and I recognized many of the items her. Some of the exhibits I could figure out what they were used for, and some I had no idea. It was fascinating to imagine what this hospital looked like and how it was used in its heyday. Recommend a stop here.

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Thank Helen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Maybe you don't consider yourself a museum person, just go anyways! It's worth it! You can skip through these fascinating rooms in no time, or you can be entertained longer by checking out some of the interesting and entertaining details.

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Foley, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I took our 5 grandkids 9-15years for an afternoon adventure. Being a retired Nurse I found it interesting, the kids were blown away that this was the original hospital for the town in which they were born. It is a self guided tour, we had no guide etc. The entire floor took about 30 minutes to enjoy with the kids.... More 

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