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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Address: 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the...

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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Pain & Suffering

This little museum gives you a good dose of history about the pain and suffering our ancestors endured in the Civil War. Some nice artifacts and displays. The highlight for me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum gives you a good dose of history about the pain and suffering our ancestors endured in the Civil War. Some nice artifacts and displays. The highlight for me were letters from a soldier included in a few areas of the museum which progress through time until the final booklet when you learn his fate at the end... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of CW Medicine does a good job portraying how soldiers were medically treated during the War Between the States. The museum has 2 floors with lots of information and artifacts telling the story of medicine during the CW. Dioramas combined with all types of medical artifacts abound throughout the museum. I had visited the museum before many... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you repeated your visit and enjoyed it both times. We do have many more artifacts than are currently on display. The majority of our collection is housed in our Collections Room. The artifacts are rotated periodically for conservation and when exhibits change. However, we do arrange special tours of the... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an old building; two floors of displays and information about medical care during the Civil War...it started with the cashier, a woman with alot of knowledge of what is in the museum...we then went to the second floor to begin our self guided tour; only to find that a male docent said to come to him first for a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stark look at how battle field medicine has evolved. It is not super gory, but will give you a good look at how soldiers suffered during war.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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334 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum as part of a bus group that was separated into 2 smaller groups for the sake of simplicity for the docent. The subject matter was, of course, serious and our docent was quite knowledgeable, but rather soft-spoken. As a result, many in our group did not get the full benefit of the information presented orally. Other... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Interesting information on medical care during Civil,War. Well done exhibitis with clear and concise descriptions. Worthwhile visit.

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is not that large the displays were very interesting and there was lots to read about and see. We were both so fascinated with the history we were learning that two hours passed by very quickly, when suddenly we both realized that we were getting tired of standing. ( We are both seniors in our 70's) We... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

This was our second visit. They have definitely added lots of exhibits. I think I see something new each time

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back, and for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

silver spring, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The museum is small but very interesting and educational. There is much to look at and quite a bit to read - all of it related to the care of those who were injured or who were taken ill during during the Civil War. Given the size of this museum, there are quite a few docents - some of whom... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Our docents really add to the experience. They are all volunteers--and depending on the day you visit, you'll meet a different person--in costume or in 21st century dress, but they're enthusiasm and expertise never wavers. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

This museum is much larger than I anticipated. It took us a couple of hours to go through it. Had to go out and feed the meter. Very interesting. If you're interested in the civil war you'll enjoy this experience. Lots to read. Not appropriate for young children because of all the reading. They would get bored. Also, the waxed... More 

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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