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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

This is a well kept, highly interesting little museum. It provides good insight into both the terror and the progress of medical practices during the Civil War. And it shows the true horror of all war.More

Date of experience: November 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear you found your visit interesting. The story of Civil War medicine really is a medical turning point in American history, and we try to demonstrate the progress and challenges in our...More

Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Other reviews are right on the mark. Well done history. Writeups were comprehensive but not overwhelming. Spent two hours.

Date of experience: October 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the exhibits. It's our goal to present the incredible story of Civil War medicine in as clearly as possible. Don't hesitate to return for one of our special events.

Reviewed October 16, 2019

Lots of insight to different aspects of the medicine during the Civil War. Great exhibits and artifacts. Give yourself at least an hour. They even sell local beer in the gift shop.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

We're very proud of the fact that we're the only museum in the country solely devoted to telling the incredible story of Civil War medicine. It does indeed take most people about an hour or so to go through the exhibits, depending on their pace...More

Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

The name of this museum emphasizes the Civil War, but the displays go much further to give a full picture of health care in mid 19th Century America. We learn about medical education, health and hospital services organization and management, veterinary medicine, the role of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

We went here on a low key morning walking around downtown during our honeymoon in Frederick. My husband, who is not a history person, found it interesting and enjoyed the interactive elements like guessing if the soldier would be enlisted or sent home based on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and taking time to visit during your honeymoon! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the exhibits and found the subject matter accessible. Don't hesitate to drop by again if you're in the area.

Reviewed August 15, 2019

Exhibits were very informative and. coming from outside the US, I was surprised by some of what I learnt. Would strongly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit, especially since you came so far. The story of Civil War medicine speaks to issues all over the world, and we're glad to hear it resonated with you.

Reviewed August 6, 2019

This is a fascinating museum. We planned an hour and went over quite a bit. Parking was easily found in the large parking garage behind the museum. Parking was only a few dollars for the 2hrs we were there. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

We're so glad to hear you had a good visit to the museum. It is really important to us to live up to our name as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Don't hesitate to come for a return visit, and tell your friends...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Great view into Civil War medicine & history. Curators & staff very knowledgeable, friendly, & interesting! Great tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you hear you had a great experience interacting with staff on hand, and enjoyed learning about incredible history of Civil War medicine. Don't hesitate to return or tell others about us.

Reviewed August 3, 2019

Wasn't impressed. Relatively small museum for the price with limited scope of exhibits. As much regarding civil war medicine can be found in the museums of Gettysburg.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

We're sorry to hear you didn't feel there was enough information about Civil War medicine. Our hope is to tell that story as best we can in our 8,000 square feet of exhibit space. You might consider visiting again in the future when we start...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019

What I knew about medicine in the Civil War could be found in the Dances with Wolves scene where the hero was in line to have his leg sawed off and somehow manages to pull on his boot, grab a horse and ride away into...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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NMCWM, Education Coordinator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It's amazing how incorrect some movie depictions are about Civil War medicine (typically not including anesthesia or morphine). The Civil War certainly wasn't modern medicine, but it represented a jumping off point for modern medicine...More

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Response from LeeGtravellingboy | Reviewed this property |
An Adult ticket is $9.50 children under 9 free. Discounted prices for seniors and students.
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