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Civil War Medical Museum

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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 3 weeks ago
Guide573544
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An often overlooked site of Civil War history

The first time we visited Gordonsville, Virginia, several years ago, after touring Montpelier, the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 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
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+1 540-832-2944
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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.

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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

1  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.

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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!

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

Thank Helen711
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Nice little museums which has some interesting facts. I was looking more for the history pertaining to the medical practices of the civil war which is discussed on the third floor. This museum also shares the history of the building as first the hotel for...More

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MuseumAdmin, Administrator at Civil War Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. This building had seen several different uses prior to and after civil war. We recommend it.

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svh50
April 23, 2016|
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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
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Cynthia D
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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.
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