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Welcome to the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
400 S Main St, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9149
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Over 700 people were once buried on the grounds! This was a creepy place with exhibits I've never seen anywhere else. The employee there was very professional and knowledgeable. He gave us some extra information about the area. The place is somewhat small and one...More
We were very interested in this museum, and planned our morning around driving over to it. We checked their website to confirm hours, but when we showed up it was closed. We actually stood outside (by the sign on the door that said their hours...More
The first time we visited Gordonsville, Virginia, several years ago, after touring Montpelier, the Civil War Medical Museum hadn't been established yet. It was just a hotel that had been turned into a hospital during the war and Civil War buffs could envision what it...More
I have a friend whose ancestor died during the Civil War when he was being treated here. It is very interesting and arranged well. A must see when you are in the area, if you have any interest in history.
The museum lets you see what it was like to travel through Virginia on the train in the early 1800's. Also, it reminds you of the horrific cost of the Civil War in lives with the medical museum. You can also see the beginning of...More
This museum had a very large collection of Cival War relics. There was a fascinating collection of bullets, arms, medical supplies and equipment, letters written by soldiers being cared for, and much more. Great place to visit for history buffs and students.
Date of experience: June 2018
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MuseumAdmin, Administrator at Civil War Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018
A quaint little building that is packed with information! There is something for everyone in this self-guided museum. Could easily spend hours here looking at the various exhibits. Cute little gift shop as well. I’d recommend stopping if you’re in the area!
We enjoyed all the text accompanying the photos and memorabilia at this museum. We learned quite a bit about medical practices during the war (this building doubled as a hospital during the Civil War), as well as how trains transported people from one place to...More
The confederate cemetery in Gordonsville is on the outskirts of town. Google Maplewood Cemetery Gordonsville, VA for info and directions. According to what I've read, confederate dead were moved there from the hospital... More
The confederate cemetery in Gordonsville is on the outskirts of town. Google Maplewood Cemetery Gordonsville, VA for info and directions. According to what I've read, confederate dead were moved there from the hospital grounds after the war. No graves are marked.