National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick

4.6
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Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.
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  • Great museum which is much larger than it appears from the outside. When most people think of surgeons during this period in history, all they see are piles of severed limbs. There was much more to it...  more »
  • I visited the museum with family and friends. We were privliged to be there when reinactors were in the conference room for up close viewing of artifacts with detailed information about the items from...  more »
  • We popped into this museum while visiting Frederick- it looks like a small place and a quick visit - not so! It is well done- as you walk down the passages to the next levels there are murals on the w...  more »
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  • So very nice exhibits and it's nice to have staffs to provide activity for kids even students too. What's activity. It's worksheets that help students to look for answer in first and second floor. There's nice information on the television! So nice! There's also gift shop and guide book from staffs who will give you! If you are student or teacher, i recommend you to visit this museum! This museum also accepts the discount if you are student.
  • Unimposing from the outside, this 2 story museum is beautifully organized, with an excellent diversity of exhibits, following the Civil War medical developments by time and subject matter. They've managed to create displays that engage both children (shorter plaques, hands-on exhibits, guess the answer panels, a scavenger hunt), and adults (longer information, lots of letter excerpts, some pretty unusual and grim photos). The museum is located right in downtown Frederick, with an inexpensive parking garage right behind it, and multiple tea shops, restaurants, vintage/thrift shops, specialty chocolate/toy/comic/gift shops surrounding it. We meant to spend 1 hour in the museum, and instead spent almost 3 hrs without realizing it!!! My kids never even complained! It's that good, lol!
  • Very unique museum experience. It was the perfect size as I get pretty bored after there is too much at a museum. I learned a lot and found it really interesting.
  • Very interesting! I love the mix of factual history and personal accounts of civil war medicine
  • Whole place was awesome. The exibits did a very good job and displaying
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