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Holmes Medical Museum

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Address: 111 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-1966
Phone Number: +1 251-970-1818
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A must see while in town!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Michelle B
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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Thank Judy W
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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Thank bev b
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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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Thank Al S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the hospital from the 1930s. I'm a surgical technologist and it was so interesting to see the instruments used then and how similar to even identical they are today. Great place to visit!

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Thank Rachel R
Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Very interesting for those in the medical field. My 3 yr old got bored. It does have a spooky feel, walking through with those medical instruments all around you!

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Thank Stephanie M
Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Visited with my class at Fortis college and found the glance into the past of medical treatment and the progress it has made since then to be very educational, The people who run this are also very helpful and can answer most questions they are asked

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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