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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

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Address: 3 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4404
Phone Number: +1 904-342-7730
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Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is...

Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in.

Our fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish days of medicine.

Learn why the Spanish were considered 400 years ahead of their time in medicine.

See how surgeries were preformed in Colonial times with our surgical demonstrations.

Watch how medicines were made using the plants and herbs grown in their gardens with our apothecary demonstration.

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Unusual learning experience

This was our first visit to this museum and I have to say I learned a lot of things about how people were taken care of back then. You have to give this a try. It is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly D
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Callahan, Florida
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Callahan, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to this museum and I have to say I learned a lot of things about how people were taken care of back then. You have to give this a try. It is so interesting, and the tour guides really know their medical knowledge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing history of practices of medicine, tools used and apothecary during that time period. Well presented by going thru several rooms as the tour guide explained each.

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Mt Holly, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum was very nice and the tour guide gave an excellent, detailed explanation of the history of the museum and ancient medical treatments, etc. Worth a visit, especially if you have a medical background

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was by far our favorite sight to see in the city. the guide was wonderful and even involved the visitors in his talk and demonstrations. how anyone lived back then that went to a hospital was unbelievable.

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was short and sweet, but very informative and interesting. The 2 ladies in the museum were very nice, and the one giving the tour was VERY detailed and happy to answer any questions. A must do for St. Augustine!

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is pretty much everything to do there, but it is a good thing to do considering that there can sometimes not be many attractions in Saint Augustine downtown. It's not a gruesome as some people say, and it is very educational. If you're interested in Spanish history and history in general, this is a must in Saint Augustine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my other half and it was amazing. Very informative and exciting. The tour guide walked us through everything and explained anything I asked. I really enjoyed the tour.

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Thank Amber M
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this tour. We were the only people there, very personalized. We were expecting it to be a little not longer but it was so informative and interesting! Highly recommend!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for the last tour of the day. Just us. Tour interesting. Hard to believe how fast the surgeons were able to do what they did. Nice presentation in the apothecary with a free brochure listing some popular herbs. Tour guide OK. Able to see surgical instruments and what they were used for.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Dawn was so informative. There were so many old medical devices and items from that era. So much great information and stuff to learn!

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