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Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site

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Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Good Civial War Hospital Museum

Very nice collection of Civil War era surgical instruments and displays of photos and techniques. Anyone with an interest in this part of history should know the results of the... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
RickMIusa
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 4th graders were boning up on their Virginia history. There were no original buildings from the Civil War hospital but the visitor center was nice, had a good history film, and the grounds were a perfect place to picnic. Kids did a Junior Ranger program since this is party of the National Parks system. Recommend but it's not terribly... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Very nice collection of Civil War era surgical instruments and displays of photos and techniques. Anyone with an interest in this part of history should know the results of the battles and the tragic work of trying to keep people alive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A 17 minute film outlines medical treatment during the Civil War. This Confederate hospital treated tens of thousands of soldiers. With only a 20% death rate, remarkable for its time, many lived to return home and begin to rebuild the south. A small display furthers understanding of the medical resources used in treatment.

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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wow this place served the wounded in the civil war in massive scale. This parks size is giant and so was this hospital. Sad stories of the horrors of war.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Size is no indication of quality...so true here at Chimborazo. A small facility (parking on the street outside) with a great film and a fascinating insight on the Civil War period. Rather than the usual gun-fight battle approach of War facilities this is an intriguing and gruesome insight into the medical side of things. Makes you think "wow I never... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a small museum but very neat and informative. The movie was interesting and all the items were really neat to see. There is a nice gift shop with lots of books to choose from. Worth a visit.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This museum is off in a residential neighborhood and is worth finding. This site is operated by the National Park Service and while small, is very informative. After viewing the medical technology of the day and reading about their methods, you come away with a new appreciation of the hardiness of past generations.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I found this interesting as a physician, but the site is quite small - just a few rooms in a building that was not part of the hospital - it is a newer building. Interestingly, nothing survives from the hospital. I agree with others that it is worth a quick visit (a half hour will be enough). If you are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not the best museum around, but it is quaint and has an excellent movie to give you a sense of the significance of this site. As it tells of the medical treatment of soldiers during the civil war, it is very complete. Quick visit(took about 45 minutes).

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you are in the area and doing the local museums, this one is a must see. It is informative about the medical status of civil war war-time. The museum is very small...but they have some really neat artifacts. This was a really nice visit when put in conjunction with a visit we recently made to the National Museum of... More 

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