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National Museum of Health & Medicine

2500 Linden Lane SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND!!!, AFIP, Building 54, Washington DC, DC 20910
+1 202-782-2200
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Very nice museum

This museum is a little further from the other museums in DC. It’s not a smithsonian but it’s still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
asnow815
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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I must say I did love this museum no matter how disgusting I thought it was at the time. In... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Andrea Z
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This museum, created after the Civil War, has several exhibits displaying gruesome injuries from the battlefield and detailing some of the medical techniques used.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“silver spring” (14 reviews)
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2500 Linden Lane SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND!!!, AFIP, Building 54, Washington DC, DC 20910
Upper Northwest
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+1 202-782-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a little further from the other museums in DC. It’s not a smithsonian but it’s still free. You cannot take the metro and get close to this museum. That being said we really enjoyed this museum. My husband being a physician he...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

I must say I did love this museum no matter how disgusting I thought it was at the time. In retrospect, 99% worth it. The fascination outweighs the gore. In all fairness, it deserves 5*s.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The museum was started as part of the documentation of the Civil War, expanded to include World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The ever changing means of destroying the "enemy" are displayed in tandem with the ever developing means to...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We saw this on a list of "different things to see in DC" and decided to find it. You have to take the red line out to the last stop, Silver Springs. After you get off the train, walk just a bit to a bus...More

1  Thank mdaby3
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Although I’d liked this museum, I was expecting much more! It is a small collection mainly focused on military medicine! It is quite far away from Washington DC!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This is a museum run as part of the DOD. It has been collecting various body parts since the Civil War. Much of it deals with historically how the military has dealt with the wounded. Interesting but sometimes hard to observe. A major exhibit on...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We did not have a docent with us and just toured on our own. Small and out of the way, but definitely worth seeing. Free admission, Free parking on site. Exceptionally well done. The museum is immaculate, restrooms as well. Soooo interesting. Only three galleries....More

Thank ergneb
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The relocated museum of military medicine from Walter Reed and home to the bullet that killed Lincoln. Fascinating trip through military and civilian medicine. Takes about an hour and parking is on sight.

1  Thank Jackalcall
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Several friends and I decided to check out this museum, and what a hidden gem it is! The building is modern and very nicely designed, presenting many historical medical and weapon related artifacts from the Civil War through present times. Our docent, Dr. Frank Bruno,...More

1  Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting this museum today and Dr. Frank Bruno was our docent. Ok, so it's off the beaten path and a bit difficult to find. But once there you won't be disappointed. This place is AMAZING! Dr. Bruno shared great stories...More

1  Thank Nonniekash
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I took Uber from Tyson's Corner area- it was close to $50 rt, but it was in the winter and well worth the door to door service.
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