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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Based on 128 traveler reviews
Mar 27, 2015 by: maryann g from Caldwell, New Jersey
Well done. Very authentic. They have a guide and some well informed volunteers. Cute gift shop. You can stay as long as you would like and there is a lot to look at for a small museum.
Fascinating little museum!
Mar 25, 2015 by: bdk418 from Highland Park, New Jersey
We went to the museum after having taken a guided tour of the Antietam battlefield (well worth it), and the museum helped bring to life the experiences of the soldiers who served. There are elements that are a bit gruesome, but we really appreciated it and recommend the visit.
So much more than medicine!
Mar 23, 2015 by: Dawn M from Vienna, Virginia
This is the first museum I have experienced that reads like a well-written memoir. You get the personal perspective of the Civil War from many different groups of people: children who fought, women who disguised themselves as men, African Americans who fought or supported troops, men and women who served as nurses, men who served as doctors, and of course the many, many people of all backgrounds who were injured in battle. Come prepared to read. If you will be patient and do that, you will be deeply moved by the story that unfolds. It took me two hours to see the museum, reading basically everything along the way and looking at all the displays. There was only one other visitor so I had the place to myself most of the time. It was a Monday before tourist season! The museum is located right in the historic downtown so it was easy to find a very nice, local restaurant for lunch after the museum visit. The price was $9.50 for adults and I felt that was a very fair price.
Feb 25, 2015 by: Peregrinus C from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This museum has great artifacts and provides fascinating insights into the brutal reality of the U.S. Civil War.
An in-town gem
Feb 18, 2015 by: mdnurse from Frederick, Md
This unique museum is a must-visit for any Civil War enthusiast or person involved with medicine. The photographs of the patch-work fix-ups of the wounded soldiers are incredible--amazing what could be done so long ago. The museum is also easy to get to, with parking on the street or in several near-by garages.
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