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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Address: 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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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Good overview of important slice of American history

Decided to visit this Museum of Civil War history while visiting Frederick Maryland. Even though we were not necessarily interested in the gory details of the Civil War, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to visit this Museum of Civil War history while visiting Frederick Maryland. Even though we were not necessarily interested in the gory details of the Civil War, this location provides a wonderful snapshot of some of the early foundation for American medical technology. For those of us who are not necessarily interested in reading every single piece of information... More 

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Alexandria Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice tour of Civil war medicine. We went with about 70 people and had a good time. Our tour guide was very good.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came across this delightful museum whilst doing the Frederick historic town walk. The museum is on 2 levels and is packed with lots of great exhibits. I found it very interesting despite not being much of a Civil War enthusiast. It was very educational and I learnt lots of investing facts about medicine and its role in the Civil... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building is very easily accessible. The information and items available to see and read about was very well done. Learned lots of new facts about the civil war.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this museum and found it to be very informative. If you are interested in the Civil War and especially the medicine used during this era, this is a must see place! After seeing some of the exhibits, I'm sure glad modern medicine is where its at because I sure wouldn't want to have been needing... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 16, 13, and 11yr old one day. Nice place to visit for about 1-2 hrs. Lots of info about civil war medicine. Kids and I learned some new things

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Marengo, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is and interesting stop on our drive on the Hallowed Ground trail from Charlottesville to Gettysburg. We enjoyed the interpretation on the 1862 surgeon general by our guide. This museum is in Frederick, MD.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retired family physician, I have visited this Museum twice in 2 years. I still haven't absorbed all of it. The many life-size displays are impressive, and the scenes are well described in detail. It is incredible to me that men could survive the wounds received in a Civil War battle, or the rampant diseases encountered,. It is hard... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always concerned about getting my writing facts straight. I'm from the Midwest, and we don't have a lot of resources there, so glad I stopped. They even had a contact for me to get in touch with if I had more questions when I got home!

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad I visited this museum. It was informative and engaging. Interpretive staff were very helpful and clearly very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. While this does address the down and dirty details of civil war medicine, it was not graphic or gruesome and I did not find it particularly upsetting as somebody who is somewhat squeamish. I had a... More 

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