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Address: 6629 Peele Rd, Bailey, NC 27807-9654
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+1 252-235-4165
10:00 - 16:00
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Medical Practices sure have changed!

Leeches for blood letting! Opium mixtures for colicky babies! Foot-pedal-operated dental drills! Horses and buggies for travel to patient homes! Iron lungs! These are only a few... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Beverly W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I was so impressed with the number of artifacts that this little museum had. There are four buildings, 1 with types of transportation and an iron lung, one with meds, tools and dental equipment, and the gift shop/ short video room. I'd definitely recommend this stop.

Thank pakita99
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Leeches for blood letting! Opium mixtures for colicky babies! Foot-pedal-operated dental drills! Horses and buggies for travel to patient homes! Iron lungs! These are only a few of the ah-ha moments from the tour of the Country Doctors Museum. There's a glimpse into pharmacy operations, the education of doctors, a doctor's office, dental practices, and nursing preparation in one building.... More 

Thank Beverly W
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We became aware of this place from seeing the signs while enroute to visit East Carolina University. We later discovered that it is actually now owned by ECU, and when our Corvette club decided to plan a day trip there, we were eager to go check it out. The museum is two buildings that were actual doctors' offices 100 years... More 

2 Thank c5mjb
Raleigh, NC
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We too found this in "Off the Beaten Path" and it truly is off the beaten path but easy to find due to good signage. You can only tour with a guided tour. My wife and I were the only ones on a tour. We didn't ask too many questions but the tour took about 50 minutes. We had an... More 

1 Thank RaleighNCtravel
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We saw a listing for this museum in the “Off The Beaten Path” book published by Readers Digest. Since we were in the area anyway to see another listing called the Whirligig town of Wilson NC, we decided to give it a try. It was a rainy day and we were the only guests, so we had a personalized tour.... More 

1 Thank TravelBugclu
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Pleasant visit to a restored country Doctor's office. Nineteenth and early twentieth century medical and surgical instruments, a pharmacy, nursing and dental exhibits and buggies with a charming guided tour hourly that takes about 45 minutes. A lovely visit if you're in the area. Hard to find as the GPS seems to get it wrong. Check their website for directions.

1 Thank Bcobert
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We visited with another couple, and had a full hour with the docent. There are a great variety of fascinating items in the collection.

1 Thank LC34201
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Because we visited on a weekday morning, our family was fortunate to have the tour guide and the museum to ourselves. This facility has several items on display that you've only read about in books. My children were able to see leeches swimming in a glass bowl, an iron lung, and medical tools dating back to the Civil War era,... More 

1 Thank Don W
Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Visited with my 3 boys (11, 9, 9) and we really enjoyed the experience. The staff is wonderful! They were full of information! I especially enjoyed all the stories they told! I would definitely recommend stopping in for a visit if in the area. I am so glad that we did.

1 Thank Jennifer M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Admission is 5 dollars including guided tour about 1 hour. Guide was very nice lady, we had a private tour with my fiancee. Nice place, quite small but worth of visit.

1 Thank Heidi K

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