National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 East Patrick Street

Supporters of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine understand George Bernard Shaw’s quote more fully than most.  They understand that the foundation for our future is rooted in our past and that to secure our best future by simply preserving that past as artifacts on exhibit is only the beginning. With the generous support of members and donors, the Museum is able to bring into clearer focus the implications of these stories and the far reaching legacy of lifesaving medical, managerial and humanitarian innovations that remain relevant and vital for our world today.


Kathleen Chochol

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

This is an incredible collection. The curator and staff invested a lot of time and patience to do justice to the significance of each piece on display. The background audio adds an additional layer of richness to the experience. This is not merely informational. You cannot help but walk away knowing so much more than you ever expected. The details of the life-sized diaramas pull you into the time and place of each setting. Any visit to one of the many local battlefields should be followed up with a visit here. Only then can the mind come closest to a more complete understanding of this important time in our nation's past.

Peter Poma

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

This was one of the most interesting museums, describing medicine and techniques used during the civil war. Many of the procedures and medicine we have today evolved from the Civil war. Excellent visit and includes a gift shop. Located in the Frederick, Maryland downtown shopping disctrict.

Jean Hippert

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Extremely interesting, well curated collection and well-to-do story of medicine before, during and after the Civil War era. Small museum, definitely worth the visit while in beautiful Frederick.

Omar Feliciano

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great visit! Compared to the national museum in DC, I loved it. Just be mindful of the scale in size compared to those big places though. A big plus is also the location in downtown Frederick is really nice. A must see!

Charmae Cottom

Monday, June 26, 2017

This is a very informative and interesting museum with great artifacts. We stopped for something to do and are pleasantly surprised. Very knowledgeable staff, as well. Worth visiting.