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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 1 week ago via mobile

This old fashioned museum is a real gem! Docents give good introductions and are on hand to answer questions but visitors can move at their own pace ingesting all the details. For Civil War Buffs, this is a special treat. For those new to historical...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibits. Our team of docents are extremely knowledgeable and always know when to guide people through the exhibits or let them go at their own pace. Don't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Civil War was momentous and horrible for so many reasons. The casualties on the field ushered in a new method treat soldiers in war. The concept of "Triage" was born during the war, along with hospital wagons that went into the war theaters....More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibits and felt you learned a lot. It is certainly lost on many people just how innovative the Civil War era was in the history of medicine. While...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum to satisfy an interest in medicine in general. Very interesting exhibits that expanded on what is generally a brief and overlooked subject. It was eye-opening to see what these doctors had to work with and what the survivors had to got through...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Civil War medicine certainly is an overlooked subject. Most popular depictions of the topic rarely explore the full breadth. The Civil War was a remarkable moment in the history of medicine in American, and we're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good layout. There were reenactors giving accounts on tools used in the fields, the role of women during the civil war. The exhibitions were interesting, specially the board where you could guess if a person was rejected or accepted in the army. First we went...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you found the exhibits were interesting. For an interesting return visit come during a special event (check our website for details).

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed the museum. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of sharing information. They shared information about the museum, and also about Frederick at the role of the town during the war. Definitely advocates of preservation! Many interesting...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our staff are always working to put together exciting new programs and displays at the museum, so we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time. Frederick certainly was an important place in the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I have read several books on the history of medicine and the role of the Civil War in advancing medical knowledge. The exhibits are old and dated but the information is excellent! The staff were wonderful. This is a treasure for anyone in health care...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that you share our passion for spreading the story of Civil War medicine. Whenever modern military medical groups come in, they see the importance of the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We decided on a sidetrip to Frederick from Washington, DC to visit the museum after hearing that a physician friend had donated his collection upon his death. The staff were very responsive to our inquiries prior to the trip and met us to show us...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and it was wonderful to have you. You're welcome back any time. We're always happy to set things up before hand.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I was surprised at how large the collection was. I love medicine and the Civil War so this was well worth it to me. The staff dressed in period clothing was very knowledgeable and willing to take their time and answer any questions. I would...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you had an enjoyable visit and got to meet our wonderful docents. Don't hesitate to come back as we're always working on new programs and exhibits.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is the 3rd time I have been to this museum. It is priced fair and the experience is priceless. If you like history this is a must see. Take yourself back to the civil war and imagine the crude medical treatments as you get...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're always glad to have repeat visitors. Perhaps you might consider a membership which includes free museum admission and a number of other benefits. Visit the support tab on our website for more...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We planned to visit this museum on our way through Frederick and weren't disappointed! The museum is very well laid out on two floors detailing how medical care was provided at the front, how medical provisions were transported, what camp life was like, what medical...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear the museum layout and exhibits made for an enjoyable and educational experience for you. Don't hesitate to visit us again as our programming is always being updated. Check the website for...More

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