Landmark: United States Logo

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland, 21705

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Photo: James Hare License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a U.S. historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The museum, which was originally proposed by Dr. Gordon E. Damman, a private collector of Civil War-era medical artifacts, was incorporated in 1990 and first opened to the public in 1996.

The museum moved into its current location – a three-story 19th century brick building that was home to a furniture maker/undertaker operation during the Civil War – in October 2000.

The 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) museum consists of five immersion exhibits that recreate aspects of Civil War medical issues: life in an army camp, evacuation of the wounded from the battlefront, a field dressing station, a field hospital and a military hospital ward. The exhibits incorporate surviving tools and equipment from the war, including the only known surviving Civil War surgeon’s tent, surgical kits, and items pertaining to veterinary medicine.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine Categories


Other National Museum of Civil War Medicine Resources

Map of the Area Around
National Museum of Civil War Medicine


Visit our sister site:
Landmark Earth Logo

MENU