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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick St, Frederick, Maryland 21705 USA

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“featuring over 1,200 artifacts”

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the preservation and research legacy of Civil War medical innovation.  Our main museum, located in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, contains five galleries, over 1200 artifacts and knowledgable docents as well as a gift shop and research facility.  The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) was established in 1990 by a group of scholars and medical professionals who desired to share their interest in Civil War medicine with the public.  What began as a private collection of medical artifacts from the Civil War has grown into an organization as vital and relevant as the plan that Dr. Jonathan Letterman developed nearly 150 years ago while at the Pry House on the Antietam battlefield.  The legacy of the Letterman Plan breathes life into the artifacts preserved and interpreted at the NMCWM. The Museum has expanded beyond the doors of our original site to include two satellite museums: the Pry House Field Hospital Museum and Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office; the Letterman Institute of professional development; and the NMCWM Press, a publishing center.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Not a large or high-budget museum by any means, but it was all very interesting. Full of engaging stories and first-hand accounts, dispelling myths about medical practice back then, real artifacts and fun facts about diseases, treatments, and drugs they used. We got there 50 minutes before closing and had to rush through. 1.5 - 2 hours would have been perfect. It is located in a cute historic downtown that was fun to wander afterward--The Map Man across the street, a tea and spice shop next door (the likes of which I have never smelled before) and much more! Wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • 2 Helpful
June 08, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is one of my favorite museums. It is small but vary well done.

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick St
Frederick, Maryland
21705 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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