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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Address: 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21705
Phone Number: +1 301-695-1864
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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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This museum may only take two hours or so to go through...but it is a really cool museum.....highlighting something that we know happened but isn't often really displayed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum may only take two hours or so to go through...but it is a really cool museum.....highlighting something that we know happened but isn't often really displayed and discussed. The lady behind the front desk obviously loved the museum and knew the area civil war medicine history! Awesome visit!

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Petersburg, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though this is not a large museum, it's very interesting and educational. Where else can you see a coffin with space for ice to keep a body from decaying while in transit to burial? See the kinds of wooden toilet seats that the "brass" got to sit on over dug-out latrines. There are surgical instruments and pictures of war injuries... More 

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Front Royal, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had been there many times, but not recently. We took our three grandchildren there on a Wednesday. There was one other person in the museum. It is now pretty much self-guided, self-paced. They have some hands on exhibits, but most were dioramas. Some of the audio was not working that day, The 11 year old and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great informative museum providing an overview of the medical care during the Civil War. I lost a 21 year old relative to disease during the war so I had personal interest in this museums theme. Plan on 1-2 hours. Very informative and friendly guide. Recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk through was worth an hour to gain a perspective of the civil war that you may not otherwise get. It was interesting and informative.... an important part of history for our area. I had no idea that it existed, right in the middle of downtown Frederick!

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this during a family trip and stopped because my nine year old daughter likes to hear about history. We loved it! It's not a whole day or anything, but for a little stop to stretch your legs, it was great. People were nice and it happened to be some kind of civil war event weekend so she... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had an afternoon to enjoy historic downtown Fredrick. This is a must see spot even for those not in the medical field.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 1 1/4 hours here, doing a self-guided tour. There was a docent but we detached ourselves as he was informative but a bit too slow for us. This museum is of historical and educational interest regarding the medical treatment of the era. Some things wild to the modern visitor, e.g. use of arsenic. There are some nice large... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People were so nice and helpful! The gentleman that started our tour was awesome!! A must see, hear and read for anyone even remotely interested in our countrys history!!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may seem like a small museum, but very well done. Live the professional exhibits. Having recently retired from health care it was quite enjoyable.

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