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Address: 125 S. Second St, Danville, KY 40422
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McDowell House is a house museum. Every day, personally guided tours are...

McDowell House is a house museum. Every day, personally guided tours are given through the house and apothecary where Dr. Ephraim McDowell lived and worked. Dr. McDowell is known for performing the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor.

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This was a nice place. Our guide seemed to be new at the job though. She never even told us about the surgery that we read about online and in the book. She was very nice and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place. Our guide seemed to be new at the job though. She never even told us about the surgery that we read about online and in the book. She was very nice and answered a lot of questions, she just didn't know how to lead a tour we thought but she was helpful in every way... More 

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Danville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had out of town guests that I wanted to expose to Danville, Ky. We visited McDowell House Museum and really enjoyed learning about the history of the first successful surgery. I am a pharmacist so I also enjoyed visiting the Apothecary attached next to the white house.

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Thank sarahmA9627OQ
Perryville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The McDowell House is a beautiful historic home with a great story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. This is a guided tour so you can ask questions. Easy to walk through. Tour includes the house, gardens and doctor's office. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Thank drwade49
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great way to kill some time, the McDowell house museum was very interesting. It was like stepping back in time to see some of the thing there.

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Thank Charlotte M
Danville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

McDowell House offers a docent led tour of the apothecary typical of early 19th century in the home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. The first successful ovarian tumor was removed from Jane Todd Crawford on Christmas Day in 1809 while the congregation at Trinity Episcopal church prayed for patient and physician. If you are in the medical field you will appreciate... More 

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Thank jbhaltom
Danville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We loved Danville's historic McDowell House! We were able to go into every room and see close up the life of a turn-of-the-century pioneer surgeon. Dr. McDowell made world history here. Their apothecary shop is a gem. In the heart of Danville's downtown, this is one of the best historic house tours I have been to. Kudos to those who... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The McDowell House is where Ephraim McDowell performed the first successful ovarian surgery on Christmas Day in 1809. Very knowledgable and friendly docent led tour of a well maintained museum in downtown Danville. This is across the street from Constitution Park where the Kentucky state constitution was signed. You are within walking distance of shops and eateries plus only a... More 

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Thank jgbtravels
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very interesting museum, with a great docent who was very well informed. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this, and highly recommend it...

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The McDowell House is a building that was built in the early 1800's, by Dr. McDowell. It has been beautifully restored and maintained. The docent was very knowledgeable and took time to explain about Dr. McDowell, his life & family. A hidden treasure of American history.

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Thank Carol G
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This was a nice surprise. I was the only person there and I had a quick tour. I actually learned something. The apothecary is very interesting and made me grateful for modern medicine. Guide was friendly. Garden was lovely.

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