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National Museum of Civil War Medicine [MD]

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents the technological techniques and changes made in medicine between 1861 and 1865, as well as the stories of those involved with Civil War-era medicine—soldiers, medical practitioners, and their families. Topics include medical education, recruitment, camp life, evacuation of the wounded, field dressing stations and hospitals, embalming, and modern military medicine. Frederick, Maryland, site of the museum, was the location of forty Civil War skirmishes and battles. The museum has an additional location at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield. This site focuses on the development of first aid and emergency medicine during the 1862 Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg.

The museum offers exhibits, 90-minute guided tours, question and answer sessions, hands-on activities, lectures, educational programs, and research assistance. Payment is required for research assistance.