National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick

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  • 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 »
  • 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 dis...  more »
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  • 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 disctrict.
  • Great visit! Compared to the national museum in DC, I loved it. Just be mindful of the scale in size compared to those big places though. A big plus is also the location in downtown Frederick is really nice. A must see!
  • Extremely interesting, well curated collection and well-to-do story of medicine before, during and after the Civil War era. Small museum, definitely worth the visit while in beautiful Frederick.
  • Well worth a visit! A lot of progress in medical care occurred because of the Civil War. The exhibits are (intentionally) a bit gruesome, but kids seem to love it.

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