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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.


Harry Deitch

Sunday, March 11, 2018

If you are a history buff, medical or you want to understand the absolute horror that medicine was this is a must see. But understanding that medicine makes it biggest advances during major conflicts help to us see that some good came of the conflict. There is nothing good about war, but what we learn from it shouldn't be wasted or forgotten. Been 2x and take others as my Fredrick sight seeing with out of town guests.

Nicholas Dingman

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Very informative. Dispels many myths of the battlefield and sheds light on the heroes of this war. Not too gorey. Big takeaway is they used some form of anesthesia in 90% of surgery, and almost all surgeons were trained. Def read the text of letters from the time. They're the best part.

Justin Hopkins

Thursday, March 8, 2018

There's a ton of cool stuff packed into this space. The displays are all really well done. Definitely worth the stop, and the price of admission is very reasonable. Learned so much about amputation.

Peter Poma

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

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 district.

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.

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