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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
+1 301-695-1864
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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the study and research of medical innovation during the American Civil War. Exhibits, programs lecture and research facilities look at innovations in science, medical logistics, medical organization, nursing, civilian medical relief and much more.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“medical care” (15 reviews)
“two floors” (18 reviews)
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48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is absolutely awesome. The price is $9.50 p/adult it the exhibit is on two floors. Plenty to see.

Thank Chad B
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad you think the museum is awesome! There certainly is plenty to see here. Please come again, or to one of our special events for more interesting content. Thanks for writing us a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent way more time here than I thought I would. It looks small from the outside and the map of the exhibits shows a bunch of rooms, but the amount of info contained in each room is deceptive! As a military history buff, I...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad you appreciated the care with which we crafted our exhibits. One of our most important missions is to make the past relevant to today. An excellent way to do that is by showing how the Civil War drastically changed the medical profession in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here twice and enjoyed both visits. The museum gives an unusual perspective to the Civil War, and the exhibits are easy to view and move through.

Thank vaSnips
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear you came in for a repeat visit. The Civil War stories we tell certainly are hard to find at other sites. Be sure to keep checking the museum website for special events you might be interested in.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum - a long-time favorite in Frederick - is interesting not only for the presentations, but for the information it provides to younger children. They can learn a lot about how Medicine and medical treatment in hospitals and during war have changed!More

Thank aeph1026
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you found the museum "well worth the time!" Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and spotlighting the effort we put into our programming aimed at kids. We hope to see you again, and be sure to let us know...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their collections are dodgy, as part of it is about Civil War medicine. The best part is their management of an adjunct museum on the Antietam battlefield.

Thank Photobandito
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are grateful you appreciate our management of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Admittedly the history of medicine can indeed be a "weird" topic, but once you dive deeper you discover several incredible stories of heroism and genius.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tasteful presentation of a topic that can be grisly. Because some photographs or artifacts may be disturbing, this museum is not appropriate for everyone. For those interested in battlefield wounds and medicine, however, the museum has many artifacts of interest, including numerous medical instruments...More

Thank Carolyn B
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review. Thank you also for your suggestion on how to improve the exhibits. We're always trying to improve the museum's presentation. Likely the mention of Tubman's unconventional medical practices was a reference...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was easy to find. Parking available nearby in public garage. The staff were warm and welcoming. There is an elevator to the second floor. Ramps are easy to use for those with walkers. Interesting. I learned a lot.

Thank Jacquelyn M
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the museum and taking time to write a review! We're glad that you found the building easily accessible and our staff welcoming. Come back any time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great museum with many interesting exhibits. We all learned a great deal about the medical treatment during the Civil War as well as some of the practices that are still used today. The lady at the front desk was a wealth of information. I...More

Thank Domenick L
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad the museum inspired you to learn more about Dr. Letterman! Don't hesitate to stop in again to find other things you may have missed and chat with our staff and volunteers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I found a great Groupon Deal and went here on a trip. I had read the reviews so I was expecting small and it was but I honestly wouldn't want any smaller. There was so much information my brain almost felt on...More

Thank Sarah C
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 15, 2017

The museum is full of civil war history and interesting facts. It was way bigger than I realized and most definitely worth the visit. The staff is knowledgeable an are available of questions. The admission price is affordable and the Visitor's Center gave us a...More

Thank Krista W
NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to the museum, and we hope to see you again soon.

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culturevulture4
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an elevator. A tour of the museum starts on the second floor, walking your down to ground floor. This use to some type of medical facility.
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