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Dr. William Hutching's Office & Hosptal

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Address: 500 West St, Madison, IN 47250-3304
Phone Number: +1 812-265-2967
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This house consists of four rooms that are packed with history. It was fascinating to see and read about the items in this doctor's office. The tour guide was very knowable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
clark957
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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house consists of four rooms that are packed with history. It was fascinating to see and read about the items in this doctor's office. The tour guide was very knowable.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

This teeny tiny building isn't worth the 10 minutes it takes to walk in and out. You won't miss anything by skipping it. Spend your time on Main Street, a winery or the riverfront. If you decide to go take a mask or at least a tissue; the dust is so thick you'll sneeze and cough.

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Madison, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Not bad but not very substantive office treatment room and upstairs bedrooms. Guide was reading cards during entire presentation. About we hat you may expect for $4 per person. Not horrible just a little light

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Our Medical Alliance group took a day trip to Madison to visit this historic site, the office of Dr. William D. Hutchings. The building is a trove of fascinating relics from the late 1800s giving a clear look into the practice of medicine of days gone by. A building next door is under renovation to be the welcome center as... More 

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

This place gave me chills, in a good way. Our guide told us that after Dr. Hutchings died, the family couldn't bring themselves to disturb anything but simply locked the doors and left the office as it was. Granted, it is a small building but all of his books, supplies and instruments are just where he would have left them.... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Dr. Hutching's office and hospital was closed with everything inside it when he died, including pictures his daughter took of the office. It is in the process of being restored to it's original 1800's appearance, as time has done it's damage, but it is still interesting to see now. Most of the doctor's medical notes and instruments are there, including... More 

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Madison, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Dr. Hutching's office is an unusual facility in that it captures what the good doctor's office would have looked like while it he was practicing. There are artifacts to help the site seem alive and real, but I haven't seen much new. Do we already know all there is to be known about Dr. Hutchings? Seems unlikely.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Very short tour. Lots of old medical items and instruments. If you are in the medical field, you will enjoy it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

This was a very cool 19th century doctors office. The hospital room was kind of creepy, and the real skeleton in the box was unexpected. Also great tour guide

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Small museum which shows a doctor's office and first hospital in Madison. The best part was the guide who had a family connection with the good doctor and obviously loved her job. Takes about 45 minutes to see everything but a good quick stop.Tickets combo for this house and the Sullivan mansion is $5, which is very reasonable.

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