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Civil War Medical Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Small but interesting

Over 700 people were once buried on the grounds! This was a creepy place with exhibits I've never... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Clean and organized

We were very impressed with the building and the displays were excellent! The young woman who was... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
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Welcome to the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad...more
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400 S Main St, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9149
+1 540-832-2944
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Over 700 people were once buried on the grounds! This was a creepy place with exhibits I've never seen anywhere else. The employee there was very professional and knowledgeable. He gave us some extra information about the area. The place is somewhat small and one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were very interested in this museum, and planned our morning around driving over to it. We checked their website to confirm hours, but when we showed up it was closed. We actually stood outside (by the sign on the door that said their hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank echolette
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed with the building and the displays were excellent! The young woman who was working was especially helpful and professional. We would highly recommend this museum and gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Interesting, especially about the medical history there, but many other displays you can see elsewhere.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lovethosebirds
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The first time we visited Gordonsville, Virginia, several years ago, after touring Montpelier, the Civil War Medical Museum hadn't been established yet. It was just a hotel that had been turned into a hospital during the war and Civil War buffs could envision what it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I have a friend whose ancestor died during the Civil War when he was being treated here. It is very interesting and arranged well. A must see when you are in the area, if you have any interest in history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The museum lets you see what it was like to travel through Virginia on the train in the early 1800's. Also, it reminds you of the horrific cost of the Civil War in lives with the medical museum. You can also see the beginning of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Wade T
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum had a very large collection of Cival War relics. There was a fascinating collection of bullets, arms, medical supplies and equipment, letters written by soldiers being cared for, and much more. Great place to visit for history buffs and students.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark D
MuseumAdmin, Administrator at Civil War Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A quaint little building that is packed with information! There is something for everyone in this self-guided museum. Could easily spend hours here looking at the various exhibits. Cute little gift shop as well. I’d recommend stopping if you’re in the area!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank angelajulius
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We enjoyed all the text accompanying the photos and memorabilia at this museum. We learned quite a bit about medical practices during the war (this building doubled as a hospital during the Civil War), as well as how trains transported people from one place to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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April 23, 2016|
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Response from jhhreview |
The confederate cemetery in Gordonsville is on the outskirts of town. Google Maplewood Cemetery Gordonsville, VA for info and directions. According to what I've read, confederate dead were moved there from the hospital... More
Cynthia D
May 19, 2015|
Response from MuseumAdmin | Property representative |
The museum is only handicap accessible on the first floor. There is a virtual/verbal tour available to those who are handicap.