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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
+1 301-695-1864
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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the study and research of medical innovation during the American Civil War. Exhibits, programs lecture and research facilities look at innovations in science, medical logistics, medical organization, nursing, civilian medical relief and much more.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“medical care” (15 reviews)
“two floors” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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+1 301-695-1864
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff know their history and the museum is a hidden-gem in the heart of Downtown Frederick. The wax figures, historic artifacts, and interactive displays are entertaining. Visit this little museum!

Thank MsDonnaDW
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with an extremely knowledgeable person at the front desk. We received a buy one get one coupon from the visitor center. We learned a lot about medical care during the civil war in the area. We would highly recommend a visit to...More

Thank ustressed
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a day trip to visit the museum because we are interested in medicine and wanted to see what medicine was like during the Civil War . It is mind opening to see the advancements in medicine that came about at this...More

Thank Kathy N
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This little museum gives you a good dose of history about the pain and suffering our ancestors endured in the Civil War. Some nice artifacts and displays. The highlight for me were letters from a soldier included in a few areas of the museum which...More

Thank crosscourtforehand
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

The National Museum of CW Medicine does a good job portraying how soldiers were medically treated during the War Between the States. The museum has 2 floors with lots of information and artifacts telling the story of medicine during the CW. Dioramas combined with all...More

Thank OBIDOCRL
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you repeated your visit and enjoyed it both times. We do have many more artifacts than are currently on display. The majority of our collection is housed in our Collections Room. The artifacts are rotated...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

In an old building; two floors of displays and information about medical care during the Civil War...it started with the cashier, a woman with alot of knowledge of what is in the museum...we then went to the second floor to begin our self guided tour;...More

Thank Scouternurse S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A stark look at how battle field medicine has evolved. It is not super gory, but will give you a good look at how soldiers suffered during war.

Thank Taosmeister
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited this museum as part of a bus group that was separated into 2 smaller groups for the sake of simplicity for the docent. The subject matter was, of course, serious and our docent was quite knowledgeable, but rather soft-spoken. As a result, many...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Interesting information on medical care during Civil,War. Well done exhibitis with clear and concise descriptions. Worthwhile visit.

Thank Wendy R
NMCWM, Education and Digital Education Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is not that large the displays were very interesting and there was lots to read about and see. We were both so fascinated with the history we were learning that two hours passed by very quickly, when suddenly we both realized that...More

Thank Donna M
NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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