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Civil War Medical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Clean and organized

We were very impressed with the building and the displays were excellent! The young woman who was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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An often overlooked site of Civil War history

The first time we visited Gordonsville, Virginia, several years ago, after touring Montpelier, the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Welcome to the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad...more
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400 S Main St, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9149
+1 540-832-2944
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the building and the displays were excellent! The young woman who was working was especially helpful and professional. We would highly recommend this museum and gift shop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, especially about the medical history there, but many other displays you can see elsewhere.

1  Thank lovethosebirds
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The first time we visited Gordonsville, Virginia, several years ago, after touring Montpelier, the Civil War Medical Museum hadn't been established yet. It was just a hotel that had been turned into a hospital during the war and Civil War buffs could envision what it...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I have a friend whose ancestor died during the Civil War when he was being treated here. It is very interesting and arranged well. A must see when you are in the area, if you have any interest in history.

Thank PBM760
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The museum lets you see what it was like to travel through Virginia on the train in the early 1800's. Also, it reminds you of the horrific cost of the Civil War in lives with the medical museum. You can also see the beginning of...More

1  Thank Wade T
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This museum had a very large collection of Cival War relics. There was a fascinating collection of bullets, arms, medical supplies and equipment, letters written by soldiers being cared for, and much more. Great place to visit for history buffs and students.

Thank Mark D
MuseumAdmin, Administrator at Civil War Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A quaint little building that is packed with information! There is something for everyone in this self-guided museum. Could easily spend hours here looking at the various exhibits. Cute little gift shop as well. I’d recommend stopping if you’re in the area!

Thank angelajulius
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We enjoyed all the text accompanying the photos and memorabilia at this museum. We learned quite a bit about medical practices during the war (this building doubled as a hospital during the Civil War), as well as how trains transported people from one place to...More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Nice little museums which has some interesting facts. I was looking more for the history pertaining to the medical practices of the civil war which is discussed on the third floor. This museum also shares the history of the building as first the hotel for...More

Thank Dave I
MuseumAdmin, Administrator at Civil War Medical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. This building had seen several different uses prior to and after civil war. We recommend it.

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24 April 2016|
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Response from jhhreview |
The confederate cemetery in Gordonsville is on the outskirts of town. Google Maplewood Cemetery Gordonsville, VA for info and directions. According to what I've read, confederate dead were moved there from the hospital... More
Cynthia D
20 May 2015|
Response from MuseumAdmin | Property representative |
The museum is only handicap accessible on the first floor. There is a virtual/verbal tour available to those who are handicap.