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Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site

3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
+1 804-226-1981
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Small but informative

It was smaller than I thought. But it had a good amount of things. Watch the 17 minute video as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
India P
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still a good visit!

Our 4th graders were boning up on their Virginia history. There were no original buildings from... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Kwyjibo_cat
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Herndon, Virginia
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3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was smaller than I thought. But it had a good amount of things. Watch the 17 minute video as well it gives you a lot before going off to look at the displays. There's also a little gift shop in the front where a...More

Thank India P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Our 4th graders were boning up on their Virginia history. There were no original buildings from the Civil War hospital but the visitor center was nice, had a good history film, and the grounds were a perfect place to picnic. Kids did a Junior Ranger...More

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very nice collection of Civil War era surgical instruments and displays of photos and techniques. Anyone with an interest in this part of history should know the results of the battles and the tragic work of trying to keep people alive.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A 17 minute film outlines medical treatment during the Civil War. This Confederate hospital treated tens of thousands of soldiers. With only a 20% death rate, remarkable for its time, many lived to return home and begin to rebuild the south. A small display furthers...More

Thank DPD123
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow this place served the wounded in the civil war in massive scale. This parks size is giant and so was this hospital. Sad stories of the horrors of war.

1  Thank rogersober
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Size is no indication of quality...so true here at Chimborazo. A small facility (parking on the street outside) with a great film and a fascinating insight on the Civil War period. Rather than the usual gun-fight battle approach of War facilities this is an intriguing...More

1  Thank Mac W
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a small museum but very neat and informative. The movie was interesting and all the items were really neat to see. There is a nice gift shop with lots of books to choose from. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This museum is off in a residential neighborhood and is worth finding. This site is operated by the National Park Service and while small, is very informative. After viewing the medical technology of the day and reading about their methods, you come away with a...More

1  Thank mroadking
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I found this interesting as a physician, but the site is quite small - just a few rooms in a building that was not part of the hospital - it is a newer building. Interestingly, nothing survives from the hospital. I agree with others that...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not the best museum around, but it is quaint and has an excellent movie to give you a sense of the significance of this site. As it tells of the medical treatment of soldiers during the civil war, it is very complete. Quick visit(took about...More

1  Thank Lisa J
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448Dianne
Hi my ancestor appears on a Register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital #9. Disposition: Winder 6 Aug 1864. Is there anything left to see or would anyone know where exactly this was or even if there is more information on him anywhere? We plan to visit in Oct. His name was Evander J Dye. I had a stone made for him and placed in Hollywood Cemetery. He is listed as EJ Dye at the cemetery.
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
The Park Service has uniformed employees at Chimborazo that may be able to assist you. Maybe someone at the Virginia Historical Society on the Boulevard in the Museum District can answer your question. Or try the Library of... More
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