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Pest House Medical Museum

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Address: 4th and Taylor Sts., Lynchburg, VA
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+1 434-847-1465

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Small exhibit part of rose garden

This museum is part of Old City Cemetary. Although I was particularly interested in seeing the heritage roses in bloom, this small building was very interesting with a living... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum is part of Old City Cemetary. Although I was particularly interested in seeing the heritage roses in bloom, this small building was very interesting with a living history recording explaining the medical procedures of the Civil War period. The quiet of the cemetery, the fragrance of flowers in bloom all added to the experience. Early summer is a... More 

Thank 199betty
Madison Heights, Virginia
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lynchburg is full of history. Many great spots like this one to just read up on and enjoy. You can easily spend an hour here with out trying.

Thank Walter S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This will really give you an eye opening look at medical procedures during the 1860s. Just push the button and get a tour back in time to the civil war at one of the busiest medical centers in this city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg just happened to have 39 hospitals during this time just to handle the wounded from the battlefields... More 

Thank Blandview1948
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I were glad to see the first hospital in Lynchburg being maintained at the Old City Cemetery.

Thank Sue N
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Enjoyed the History of the Pest House in the Old City Cemetery. Seeing the items in the house opened up some questions from my kids. They got to see how a trip to the doctor's was like back in old days.

Thank Wayne L
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Lived in Lynchburg for 3 years and just now discovered this very interesting medical museum. A fun, relaxed activity for a weekend afternoon.

Thank Holly B
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We combined a visit to the Pest House Museum with a tour of the Lynchburg Cemetery all organised by Karen and her team. This is a very special place full of history and all the team there combine enthusiasm with knowledge to make this a great visit. We were there for two hours and could have stayed longer. We missed... More 

Thank Alan P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We learned a lot about early 19th century medical pracitices when we visited this location. The Doctor who operated this facility was very important to the community and as a Quaker he saved a lot of lives impacted by the war. He was way ahead of his time in medical innovation.

1 Thank Stephen F
Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Medicine interests me a great deal. It was quite interesting and we enyoyed the spoken voice on the speakers. Nice touch.

Thank Chichee2015
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This cemetery is so enjoyable you may run into school groups here for school trips. This isn't just a cemetery, it is a living museum. There is always something going on here. It is so picturesque you may see a wedding in the small, charming chapel. There is a small museum and numerous display buildings here as well as a... More 

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