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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
+1 301-695-1864
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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, medical organization, nursing, civilian medical relief and much more.
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48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Frederick MD and are interested in history, do not miss this place! It is so educational and well presented that we were truly impressed. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable as well.

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NMCWM, other at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we always strive to be as friendly and helpful as possible. Be sure to come back to check out one of our special programs.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We spent over 2 hours going through this museum. It was a fascinating look at the medical procedures and the medical problems that Civil War doctors faced. There are a number of scenes set up to show typical Civil War conditions regarding medical care on...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the museum. It really is amazing how different the story of Civil War medicine is from how it often gets depicted in pop culture. It's nice to hear the scenes we have set up were helpful in telling that...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

In the section called Plan Your Visit, it was stated that: "On New Year’s Eve, the Museum will close at 2:00 pm, with last admission to the galleries at 1:00 pm." We traveled 30 minutes to Frederick on New Year's Eve only to find that...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We truly apologize for that inconvenience. We updated the website prior to New Years Eve to reflect that we would be closed, and the one place that was missed was the page you looked at. Please come in any time and show this thread to...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a very unusual mueum. You will learn how the horrors of teh civil war provided for the development of some of the medical technique and instruments in use today. There are a lot of to read displys and some interesting artifacts. You will...More

Thank TomWall60
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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

We're glad you felt you got a worthwhile experience in visiting the museum. You are quite right to point out that the Civil War was so formative for medicine today. Don't hesitate to come back and see us!

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn medical procedures during the Civil War. Also located in a historical town with good places to eat.More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to the museum. We strive to be the premier place to learn about the history of Civil War medicine and how it relates to modern day events. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed some of our...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday (yes, they are even open Sunday). I took my time and read almost everything - some fascinating tidbits about medical advances and the life. Docents were very pleasant and helped me follow the chronological order without intrusion. New, clean, good...More

Thank azCelestina
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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. There is a wealth of information about a piece of the Civil War that doesn't get as much attention in the museum, so we're happy to...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

On the day after Thanksgiving - we had a guys day out - and my Dad, my son (15) and I visited the Civil War Medicine Museum.. a great find (I saw it once on "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel) My dad...More

Thank Jeffrey W
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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at the museum and learned about the amazing story we tell. Most people think of Civil War medicine as a primitive enterprise, but as you...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Another one of those place that a Civil War Buff would love, a history buff and maybe a medical student. It was well laid out and using a groupon it was very affordable. There was a ton of information I have learned from a single...More

Thank roy1916
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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. You are absolutely right to suggest that the museum appeals to a number of different groups since we sit at the intersection of those interested in the Civil War and history generally and how...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

If you want to get downright clinical about American history and the Civil War is your bag, this museum in Frederick is your place. Lots of information of historical and medical interest, and really quite amazing to learn surprising things about this important era, but...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. The story we tell truly is an amazing one, and we're glad you enjoyed hearing about it. Please stop in to see us again sometime.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Went for a happy hr biotech special (BioBeers) and had a great time on the tour. Museum had a good flow to it. Without a tour I probably would have spent about an hour in the place. Cost was free so cant comment there. Tour...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your tour and the event! Thank you for taking the time to comment on our wonderful tour guides. We are always working on new tours and programs so please check out website for details. For reference the cost for the museum's...More

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