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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Based on 113 traveler reviews
Worth the Visit
Jul 29, 2014 by: 2trvel from Washington DC
It's worth the trip to Frederick just to see this little museum and a bargain for $10 (adults). You don't have to be especially interested in medicine or civil war history to enjoy it - and its a good choice for middle schoolers and above who don't mind doing some reading. My nephew was fascinated by how changes in weaponry result in changes in the severity of injuries, how battlefield medicine is moving closer to the front lines, the impact of anesthesia and lack of antibiotics, etc…You can see the entire museum in about 1 1/2 hrs.
Informative and Interesting
Jul 27, 2014 by: stampjen from Lincoln
While this is a small museum, there is a ton of information, and was a great place to spend 1.5 hours. Our family had been in Gettysburg the day prior and having that recent experience, extremely helped our appreciation of the exhibits/ information presented here. We have 4 children, aged 10-18, the younger two didn't enjoy it as much as the older two-there's quite a bit of reading involved.
Jul 25, 2014 by: Algo_M��s from Pittsburgh, PA EEUU
Unless you have a special interest in medical history or history of medical care of those wounded in battle, this museum is not worth the price of admission. The museum store was free to shop in (Gee, thanks) but I found nothing I wanted to purchase.
See how far medicine has come!
Jul 21, 2014 by: kderren from Baltimore, Maryland
Nice museum- not for young kids, interesting topic. Really liked how you follow one privates diary throughout and get to learn about his life after the war.
Short on actual medicine artifacts
Jul 14, 2014 by: CBOsprey from Virginia
This is a well done museum. Displays are pretty good, but I was disappointed that there were few actual medical/surgical/nursing artifacts. Seemed to be geared to school kids, which is great, if you are entertaining and teaching this age group. good parking facilities nearby.
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