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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Based on 99 traveler reviews
impressive and interesting
Apr 12, 2014 by: palisades76 from Branch
We stopped on our way to Gettysburg and are so very glad we did. There was a 'buy one get one free' coupon on the Frederick tourism website, so we figured we had nothing to lose. Even if we hadn't had the coupon it still would have been worth it. The museum was very well done and we learned so much from the many wonderful artifacts. It was a great addition to our civil war history vacation. We spent about two hours there. Don't miss it!!
Learned a lot about Civil War Medicine
Mar 21, 2014 by: GregM825 from Crystal, Minnesota, United States
Is a small museum. After paying small fee we were greeted by gentleman that looked like a civil war veteran! Artifacts from wartime battle fields. Came away with impression that many did the best they could with limited resources to treat the wounded and it did not matter if they were blue or gray.
Mar 04, 2014 by: Sara M from Biscoe, North Carolina
Anyone that knows me knows that I love my job, I love history and I love people; so my husband whom is awesome and loves me, drove out of the way on our way to Gettysburg for Valentines Day (nothing says Romance like history, war, and and Abraham Lincoln) to bring me here. Loved it. Everyone was so knowledgeable that worked here. A man that was off duty still took time to talk with us and tell us history of museum.
Intense and Thought Provoking
Feb 16, 2014 by: fotini622 from Klamath Falls
This presents an interesting perspective on the Civil War. The displays are well presented with very good explanations. It is not for the faint of heart, some of it was quite depressing. Some of the early strides in medicine in answer to the challenges, were quite remarkable. The dispelling of some myths about medical care at the time was quite eye-opening.
Gem for the Civil War History Buff
Feb 01, 2014 by: MichiganCookies from Michigan
This was a destination site for us and we were not disappointed, thanks to the useful Trip Advisor reviews found here. It's a small, two-story museum, very clean, up-to-date displays, many designed to engage w/ interactive components. A story of one wounded Civil War soldier is tracked multiple times through the exhibit - very engaging. The displays of artifacts, some using mannequins, are accompanied by concise printed info. We spent 2 hours here, more than we thought we would, but we are Civil War enthusiasts. Friendly, welcoming staff. Other thoughts - The exhibits clearly target children but I wouldn't recommend the museum for the very young. Some displays are graphic. Be sure to check the Frederick, MD visitors' website before you go. We found a coupon for a 2 for 1 admission - so for $9.50 for 2 rather than $19 for 2 we felt it was an excellent value.
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