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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.


Sue Knits

Monday, June 11, 2018
Very interesting museum. Not as gory as I'd (hoped) expected, my partner only had to avert her eyes once. I loved the huge exhibit on nursing and hospital design. Glad to have my preconceptions challenged. I liked learning about changing theories of disease and seeing all the antiques. Wish there had been more variety of T-shirts but found some sassy bookmarks in the gift store. Knowledgeable staff; go on a living history day if you can. And stop at the visitors center for a BOGO free coupon.

Eric Reeser

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This historic museum in Frederick Maryland is a must see for those who are interested in the history of medicine in the United states around the civil war time. It offers a great look in to how medical treatment works in the 1850 and in to the future. How the civil war helped in coming up with new ways of doing things and a better understanding of the human body and diseases that attack it. The exhibits are well layed out and very interesting, even if medicine is not your forte. I highly recommend this museum for everyone.

Karen Copstead

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Really very well done, quite interesting (especially viewed a few days after visiting Gettysburg) not crowded even on a nice Saturday... a friendly and helpful staff. Lacking in places to sit during a rather long visit.

Patricia Wassall

Friday, June 22, 2018
This is a great museum. It is kind of pricey, but the information presented is good and the artifacts are abundant. I would recommend this, but only to people really interested in the subject matter.

Janelle Whary

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Very informative! The employees are super helpful and knowledgeable. We are from outside Gettysburg and we came to Frederick for a weekend getaway. We enjoyed our visit.

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Upcoming Events at National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Hospital Stewards in the American Civil War

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Frederick, MD
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