Washington D.C. has no shortage of museums. However, you’d have a hard time answering the following question, “Excuse me, do you know where the National Museum of Health and Medicine is located?” Perhaps the museum’s location, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910, makes it difficult for tourist to locate it.
Established during the Civil War, the National Museum of Health and Medicine serves as a repository for specimens used in military research to better understand the human body. After World War II, researchers at the museum began working on understanding human pathology.
With it’s countless specimens, the museum is a perfect place to relive childhood dreams of becoming a doctor. You’ll have the opportunity to view dissected brains, hearts, lungs, and even primitive surgical tools. For children, the museum provides unlimited opportunities for intellectual stimulation, thanks to its knowledgeable staff and interactive kiosks.
The museum is open 7 days a week, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and accessible by the Metro Redline. For more information, please visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s travel page, here.
Don’t forget the view the Lincoln exhibit!
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