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Chimborazo Hospital National Historic Site

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Civil War Medical Treatment Learning Experience

While in Richmond, my husband and I visited the museum. I was mistaken in thinking the building we... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
Underappreciated Side To The War Between The States

This place gives you a very good insight into the challenges facing the Confederate Medical... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
+1 804-226-1981
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The introductory film is excellent and worth seeing. Besides the large hospital here, a map shows all the homes in Richmond that were used for hospitals. There is also an excellent miniature display of the hospital site. The Park Rangers are most helpful with ant...More

Thank srcmumsey
Reviewed July 23, 2018

While in Richmond, my husband and I visited the museum. I was mistaken in thinking the building we were visiting was actually used as the hospital. The building was actually the visitor's center and museum, and built in the early 1900's. The medical facilities consisted...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum on the site of the old hospital. You will learn so much about how the civil war shaped our hospitals and medical field today. It is amazing to see the number of patients that came through the doors and lived for that...More

Thank Jacque I
Reviewed June 6, 2018

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

Thank Michelle J
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

Thank Tonda3546
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

Thank Santino49
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
Reviewed January 24, 2018

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

Thank 278kentm
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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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