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Holmes Medical Museum

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Address: 111 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-1966
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Great Piece of Baldwin County History

This was the first hospital in Baldwin County. It closed its doors and sat vacant for 30-some years before it became a museum. It was amazing how much original equipment and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joycehappycamper
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Belleville, Illinois
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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first hospital in Baldwin County. It closed its doors and sat vacant for 30-some years before it became a museum. It was amazing how much original equipment and supplies are in this museum. It is absolutely worth walking up the stairs to see it. The museum is free to the public.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I are in the medical field so this was especially interesting. The lady host knows everything about it and loves to share information with you. It is a self guided tour and you can walk around at your own pace.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have some time and are interested in some famous Alabama history, visit the Holmes Medical Museum. You will see the work place of Dr. Holmes and his hospital. You will see the instruments and equipment that Dr. Holmes used. It is amazing that he did such fine work with equipment that is considered antiquated by todays standards. I... More 

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Thank eabaron60
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum if you are interested in the medical field. The staff member was very personable and had a lot of information about the museum. It took about 30-45 mins to go through everything. Museum was very clean. As an X-ray tech the X-ray equipment was very interesting.

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Thank Carissa M
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I must admit, I have always passed by this little museum and not given it a second thought! One Saturday while walking by , my daughter and I decided to go in! Admission is free! The downstairs is filled with old medical equipment and even an antique carriage. The upstairs is the original Holmes hospital. The rooms are still intact,... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Holmes Medical Museum is a glimpse into the recent past of just how far medical science has come in a very short time. This self guided tour brings you back to a time when medicine was practiced in a much different way. The artifacts alone, not to mention that the place might be haunted will make the hair stand... More 

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Thank sbear1324
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. So much history in this hospital. It is a self guided tour but the volunteer actually walked us through the whole thing and told us all about it. We met a lady at the train depot just down the road another great place to visit. And she was actually born in that hospital and told us... More 

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Thank Kayla C
Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great visit! Take a trip back in time as you walk through what was the very first hospital in the area! Fascinating and extremely interesting to look at the old instruments and equipment! Great fun for a memorable family adventure!

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

a collection of early medical equipment, up on a second floor area. staff great at explaining all and tour was very interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Great museum, a real surprise, wasn't expecting very much, thoroughly enjoyed it, and would highly recommend.

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