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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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Wonderful history lesson. The tour is full of interesting information. Creepy things from the past that they used. Well worth going.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Englewood, Florida
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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful history lesson. The tour is full of interesting information. Creepy things from the past that they used. Well worth going.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

$9.50 was a bit steep for the tour... but if its raining outside not a bad thing to pass the time... is was however a unique experience of history

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well presented historic military hospital. Excellent live presentations of medical and surgical treatment and of a pharmacy and herbal medicines of the time.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 or 4 trips to St. Augustine, my husband and I decided we wanted to tour this small museum. It was just the two of us with one guide. Did she ever know her history! As retired medical, myself, I found myself cringing over some of her descriptions of medical treatment back then; but it was what it was... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent all around. You experience surgery during Spanish period without anesthesia. WOW! You experience old-time apothecary and how the different medicines were made from natural sources. I recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The tour is very informative and the artifacts are really fascinating. Our tour guide talked a little fast but overall I would highly recommend this site, especially for medical professionals!

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Seabeck, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was another surprising gem in our visit to St. Augustine. We were given an excellent presentation on how the Spanish military ran and used the hospital. It included a grim but fascinating demonstration of how various surgeries were performed with original medical instruments. And the visit concluded with a really useful explanation of the use of herbal remedies, many... More 

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Wyanet, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Kevin was our tour guide and he got right into character as a doctor of the Spanish Military Hospital. We enjoyed listening to his stories. He did an excellent job explaining the tools and possible surgeries that took place years ago. Great experience!!

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

What an informative museum! The guide we had was so much fun and very entertaining. The health care of that day seems so primitive as compared to today. However, it was the best they had. Some of it was ingenious! You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This was very interesting and informative. The amazing part was how advanced they were for that time. Even the surgical instruments and medications were effective.

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