National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick

4.6
#1 of 8 in Museums in Frederick
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.
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  • What I knew about medicine in the Civil War could be found in the Dances with Wolves scene where the hero was in line to have his leg sawed off and somehow manages to pull on his boot, grab a horse an...  more »
  • Came with another couple and their granddaughter. Great way to spend a couple of hours with informative guides on hand. The kids scavenger hunt was excellent for kids and big people alike  more »
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  • So very nice exhibits and it's nice to have staffs to provide activity for kids even students too. What's activity. It's worksheets that help students to look for answer in first and second floor. There's nice information on the television! So nice! There's also gift shop and guide book from staffs who will give you! If you are student or teacher, i recommend you to visit this museum! This museum also accepts the discount if you are student.
  • Unimposing from the outside, this 2 story museum is beautifully organized, with an excellent diversity of exhibits, following the Civil War medical developments by time and subject matter. They've managed to create displays that engage both children (shorter plaques, hands-on exhibits, guess the answer panels, a scavenger hunt), and adults (longer information, lots of letter excerpts, some pretty unusual and grim photos). The museum is located right in downtown Frederick, with an inexpensive parking garage right behind it, and multiple tea shops, restaurants, vintage/thrift shops, specialty chocolate/toy/comic/gift shops surrounding it. We meant to spend 1 hour in the museum, and instead spent almost 3 hrs without realizing it!!! My kids never even complained! It's that good, lol!

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