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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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Worth the visit

I spent right at an hour here. There is just enough to take in about the medical practices of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle J
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Greenville, South Carolina
A quick stop.

Located very close to the St. John Episcopal Church, its worth to stop by if you are in the area... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Big_bro_1_usa
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Chicago, Illinois
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3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent right at an hour here. There is just enough to take in about the medical practices of the 1860s. The NPS agent, Sarah, was very helpful in directing me to other worthy sites and helping me figure out which ones I could walk...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Located very close to the St. John Episcopal Church, its worth to stop by if you are in the area. The mansion itself is not the hospital, but located on one of the location of the different buildings that comprised the hospital grounds.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

This is a historic hospital of the civil war. Historic artifacts of surgeons. The theater has a must see film of the tragic of the dealth around the civil war. So many men killed for no reason, surgeons tried to keep alive. It has a...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This place gives you a very good insight into the challenges facing the Confederate Medical Department during the late unpleasantness. Much more than just caring for the wounded, the logistic and transportation issues were impressive indeed. A bit esoteric, but a must for anyone with...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Never before had I given any thought to all of the wounded during the civil war. This was a major hospital, ministering to thousands. None of the original buildings are left, but there is a visitor center which contains a movie and a large model...More

Thank Bruce L
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Many pictures and artifacts of the military life of Richmond during the Civil war. I enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Chimborazo was established by Dr. Samual Moore-the Surgeon General of the Confederates of America I October 1861. In the neighborhood of 78.,000 sick & wounded soldiers/patients were admitted to the facility in the course of three & half years. This included a pregnant woman who...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This is a most interesting story. All the original building are gone but the visitor center is built on the land where they stood. Parking was plentiful. We watched the 20 minute video, talked to the Ranger who was very informative and friendly and looked...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

This is a small national park museum with displays and a miniature diorama showing the whole hospital grounds circa civil war. Later, you can walk around and see the views. Bill Handley provides excellent historic narration and tells a good joke or two. Free parking.

1  Thank AkuByrd
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This museum gives details of a Civil War Hospital in the south and is very informative. Do not miss the other Civil War sites in Richmond, Virginia as well.

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448Dianne
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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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