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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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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...more
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All reviews two floors civil war medicine medical care medical treatment medical field clara barton two hours interesting exhibits subject matter wax figures antietam battlefield history buff self guided gift shop great information entrance fee on display
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been a member for some years but this was my first visit. The museum's staff helped when I was editing the journal of a Union surgeon. They're as nice in person as on the phone or email. A very well laid out display that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time write this review! We're glad you finally got to come visit the museum, and that you had such a good time going through the exhibits and interacting with our staff. As we tell all our members, don't be strangers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of our party were very interested in visiting this museum because we had some experience in the medical field. Two of us had trained and practiced as nurses in Maryland so we were especially interested in how medicine was practiced during the Civil Was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed the museum and learned a bunch while you were here. Medical professionals especially find the museum an interesting place to visit since so many modern practices, like triage, began during the Civil War, as you mentioned. At the museum we try...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here while making a swing through Western Maryland. The museum doesn't seem that large from the street but there's actually a lot of material inside on two floors. I spent close to two hours going through the exhibits. It was very informative. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you decided to stop by on your trip through the area! We do look small from the street, but the museum has 8,000 square feet of exhibits over two floors. If people have an interest in Civil War or medical history two hours...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You start your tour on the second floor which is a pretty informative walk through. But, the real good stuff is on the first floor. That’s where the medical part of the Civil War will blow your mind. The historians are an added extra bonus....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The second floor covers most things related to Civil War medicine that happened off the battlefield while the first floor covers Civil War medicine on the battlefield (which is what most people think of when...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Civil War buffs. When we came upon the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on the afternoon of our first day in Frederick, when the weather was cold and windy, we had to spend some time inside this museum. Be prepared to read...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NMCWM, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of the museum. The intention with the individual stories you find throughout the exhibit are indeed supposed to make the Civil War more personal. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Civil War Medicine Museum in Frederick Maryland is informative and very well done. A great amount of effort was put into the examples of real battlefield casualty situations. The different rooms have interactive Q and As and bios of persons involved in tending to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the exhibit. Many people often do learn new things when they visit the museum as the medical story is not told very often. Our hope was that by...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

While visiting Frederick, MD I happened across the museum. Had never heard of it but glad I went. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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NMCWM, Guest Relations Manager at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We're glad you decided to come visit us, and that you had an enjoyable experience. Now you can wow your friends with interesting facts like 95% of Civil War surgeries used anesthesia. Modern medicine certainly owes a lot to Civil war medicine that most people...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband is interested both in the Civil War and medical history, so this seemed like the perfect museum for us to visit with our 14-year-old grandson. The subject of Civil War medicine is fascinating, and I felt I learned a lot, but this museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for writing a review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you correctly state, our museum holds great interest both for those interested in the Civil War and those interested in medical history. Don't hesitate to come again for a...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

I have known of this museum for years and wanted to visit. I am so glad I did. Lots of interesting history and information on medicine and medical practices of the day also a lot on insight into the specialties that arose out of them....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum and write a review. You are quite correct there is an abundance to see, read, and absorb in the museum. We're sorry you felt rushed towards the end of you visit. The museum store is...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a private museum, despite the title, but the entry fee is very fair for the fascinating history well-presented inside. There are some larger displays, but lots of word-rich presentations. Some of the history is unexpected - the number of medicines available to Civil...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You're quite right that there is a lot to read, but there are a lot of incredible stories to tell. People are often surprised and fascinated when they learn things like the amount of medicine...More

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An Adult ticket is $9.50 children under 9 free. Discounted prices for seniors and students.
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