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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

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Address: 3 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4404
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+1 904-342-7730
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is...

Travel Back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in.

Our fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish days of medicine.

Learn why the Spanish were considered 400 years ahead of their time in medicine.

See how surgeries were preformed in Colonial times with our surgical demonstrations.

Watch how medicines were made using the plants and herbs grown in their gardens with our apothecary demonstration.

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Fascinating!

We found the tour to be rather fascinating. Yes, the description of surgery can be rather graphic, but you're warned of that going in. Celeste was very knowledgeable and made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to this after working as a hospital nurse for 45 yrs. The collection of surgical tools and medicinal herbs was fantastic. However, the tour was actually a lecture and it went on for over 45 min.The lady was very knowledgeable and spoke without any notes. However, her voice was loud and her descriptions of amputations... More 

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Lakeland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the tour to be rather fascinating. Yes, the description of surgery can be rather graphic, but you're warned of that going in. Celeste was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. We were fascinated how the practices of medicine used then that are still used now (just modified).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wern't sure what to expect. What we got was a tour, conducted by an extremely knowledgable lady, who gave us great insight into medicine as it was practiced during the time St. Augustine was under Spanish control. We saw a complete display of physician's tools of this era. We were shown how the tools were used. We learned about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done tour with great history. I learned a lot about medicine, surgery, and apothecary. It was interesting to see how far the Spaniards were in their knowledge. I'd would highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My elementary grade daughter had done a school project on this hospital so we knew a bit more going in than most visitors, i would say, so naturally we had to check it out. It's a very quick walking tour with a few rooms laid out in the period of activity with artifacts (fascinating!!) included. Your tour guide brings you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience. Being a nurse I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was awesome I felt. Would recommend it if you like medical related things. Prepurchase tickets at welcome sites for a slight discount.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A small museum, this museum graphically depicts what health care used to be like way back when. Guides show the surgical instruments and describe the surgical procedures in detail. They also describe the medicines used. A small garden has the plants commonly used back then for remedies. So if you are okay with graphic details, then you might want to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you go to this part of town, tale time and go hear how the hospital operated after the Spaniards arrived.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a unique tour and opportunity to learn some history of medical care. Having done this twice, different tour guides can make a difference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The tour is about 45 min and tour girl was very knowledgeable about the medical care that the soldiers received here. Went into detail about hand washing, nutrition needs, and extensive use of herbs and spices in their treatment plan. They were already using 'evidence-based' care with many of their protocols. For example each soldier got a 'new' mattress. They... More 

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