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Address: 125 S 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422-1801
Phone Number: 859-236-2804
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McDowell House is a house museum. Every day, personally guided tours are...

McDowell House is a house museum. Every day, personally guided tours are given through the house and apothecary where Dr. Ephraim McDowell lived and worked. Dr. McDowell is known for performing the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor.

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Beautiful Historic Home

The McDowell House is a beautiful historic home with a great story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. This is a guided tour so you can ask questions. Easy to walk through. Tour includes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
drwade49
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Perryville, Kentucky
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Perryville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The McDowell House is a beautiful historic home with a great story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. This is a guided tour so you can ask questions. Easy to walk through. Tour includes the house, gardens and doctor's office. I would highly recommend this tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great way to kill some time, the McDowell house museum was very interesting. It was like stepping back in time to see some of the thing there.

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Danville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

McDowell House offers a docent led tour of the apothecary typical of early 19th century in the home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. The first successful ovarian tumor was removed from Jane Todd Crawford on Christmas Day in 1809 while the congregation at Trinity Episcopal church prayed for patient and physician. If you are in the medical field you will appreciate... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We loved Danville's historic McDowell House! We were able to go into every room and see close up the life of a turn-of-the-century pioneer surgeon. Dr. McDowell made world history here. Their apothecary shop is a gem. In the heart of Danville's downtown, this is one of the best historic house tours I have been to. Kudos to those who... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

The McDowell House is where Ephraim McDowell performed the first successful ovarian surgery on Christmas Day in 1809. Very knowledgable and friendly docent led tour of a well maintained museum in downtown Danville. This is across the street from Constitution Park where the Kentucky state constitution was signed. You are within walking distance of shops and eateries plus only a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Very interesting museum, with a great docent who was very well informed. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this, and highly recommend it...

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

The McDowell House is a building that was built in the early 1800's, by Dr. McDowell. It has been beautifully restored and maintained. The docent was very knowledgeable and took time to explain about Dr. McDowell, his life & family. A hidden treasure of American history.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice surprise. I was the only person there and I had a quick tour. I actually learned something. The apothecary is very interesting and made me grateful for modern medicine. Guide was friendly. Garden was lovely.

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Danville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

An innovative pioneer and surgeon, rhe story of Dr McDowell and patient Jane Todd Crawford comes alive here. One can truly sense the era and the time in medicine when these two brave souls embarked to endure the first abdominal surgery in the United States. Which was the braver of the two? Jane Todd Crawford who trusted God and this... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was a great little house museum, with an amazing story and man connected to it. Great tour by the staff and wonderful gardens.

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