National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick

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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • If you are a history buff, medical or you want to understand the absolute horror that medicine was this is a must see. But understanding that medicine makes it biggest advances during major conflicts help to us see that some good came of the conflict. There is nothing good about war, but what we learn from it shouldn't be wasted or forgotten. Been 2x and take others as my Fredrick sight seeing with out of town guests.
  • Very informative. Dispels many myths of the battlefield and sheds light on the heroes of this war. Not too gorey. Big takeaway is they used some form of anesthesia in 90% of surgery, and almost all surgeons were trained. Def read the text of letters from the time. They're the best part.
  • There's a ton of cool stuff packed into this space. The displays are all really well done. Definitely worth the stop, and the price of admission is very reasonable. Learned so much about amputation.
  • This is an incredible collection. The curator and staff invested a lot of time and patience to do justice to the significance of each piece on display. The background audio adds an additional layer of richness to the experience. This is not merely informational. You cannot help but walk away knowing so much more than you ever expected. The details of the life-sized diaramas pull you into the time and place of each setting. Any visit to one of the many local battlefields should be followed up with a visit here. Only then can the mind come closest to a more complete understanding of this important time in our nation's past.
  • This was one of the most interesting museums, describing medicine and techniques used during the civil war. Many of the procedures and medicine we have today evolved from the Civil war. Excellent visit and includes a gift shop. Located in the Frederick, Maryland downtown shopping district.
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