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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.
Oh, I literally tore off the highway when I saw the sign for this museum. I loved learning about the history and the modernization of medicine. My girls were fascinated by the displays. My dad, a... Read more
We've follow civilwarmed on Instagram for a while now and finally had a chance to check it out. It lived up to the hype (we created in our heads) and did not disappoint. Very well done.... Read more
Highly recommended stop for families to visit together. It's convenient, educational, affordable and easy to locate. Most kids are excited to explore medical history and want to spend time... Read more
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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