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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Based on 97 traveler reviews
Mar 04, 2014 by: Sara M from Biscoe, North Carolina
Anyone that knows me knows that I love my job, I love history and I love people; so my husband whom is awesome and loves me, drove out of the way on our way to Gettysburg for Valentines Day (nothing says Romance like history, war, and and Abraham Lincoln) to bring me here. Loved it. Everyone was so knowledgeable that worked here. A man that was off duty still took time to talk with us and tell us history of museum.
Intense and Thought Provoking
Feb 16, 2014 by: fotini622 from Klamath Falls
This presents an interesting perspective on the Civil War. The displays are well presented with very good explanations. It is not for the faint of heart, some of it was quite depressing. Some of the early strides in medicine in answer to the challenges, were quite remarkable. The dispelling of some myths about medical care at the time was quite eye-opening.
Gem for the Civil War History Buff
Feb 01, 2014 by: MichiganCookies from Michigan
This was a destination site for us and we were not disappointed, thanks to the useful Trip Advisor reviews found here. It's a small, two-story museum, very clean, up-to-date displays, many designed to engage w/ interactive components. A story of one wounded Civil War soldier is tracked multiple times through the exhibit - very engaging. The displays of artifacts, some using mannequins, are accompanied by concise printed info. We spent 2 hours here, more than we thought we would, but we are Civil War enthusiasts. Friendly, welcoming staff. Other thoughts - The exhibits clearly target children but I wouldn't recommend the museum for the very young. Some displays are graphic. Be sure to check the Frederick, MD visitors' website before you go. We found a coupon for a 2 for 1 admission - so for $9.50 for 2 rather than $19 for 2 we felt it was an excellent value.
If you love anything Civil War or medicine....
Jan 23, 2014 by: terryalger from Brunswick, MD
I love Civil War history, but found this quaint little museum to have very informative displays about medicine. Did you know the Civil War was the beginning of ambulance service, how about hospitals, how about the first triage units? A great stop on your way to Antietam or Gettysburg.
Pretty large museum with many stories and facts. Who would have guessed that many procedures invented during the war are
Jan 23, 2014 by: paulblum from Annandale, Virginia
Pretty large museum with many stories and facts. Who would have guessed that many procedures invented during the war are still in use?
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