Public Hospital Museum
Public Hospital Museum
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The first mental institution in North America.
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MissLoraLane
Washington, PA300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Unfortunately this attraction is closed as of September 2022, however you can walk around the outside of the building. It was the only hospital during colonial times and it was a mental asylum. But the grounds are flat and picturesque. And you could take a nice picture in front of the hospital but that’s about all you could do for this attraction.
Written 6 October 2022
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Opinionated2016
Las Vegas, NV27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Still closed 😖- I’m guessing because of a staffing shortage? In same building as art museum- makes no sense- would have loved to see this… would have been a lot more interesting than the part of the museum that is open 👎🏼
Written 15 April 2022
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TheRealKEVP
Lansing, MI2,193 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I was looking forward to visiting this, but it is still closed due to the pandemic. Apparently they thought it was too small and cramped to start letting visitors in again.
Written 12 October 2021
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kingbyriverk
Mid Coast Maine, ME1,933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Learn more that you ever wanted to know about how horribly we used to treat people with mental illness. Small, but well done displays.
Written 27 March 2020
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Cindy G
San Antonio, TX398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The public hospital exhibit was informative. Each floor of the museum had relevant and historic works of art to view. Like walking through history!
Written 21 January 2020
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Jeffery W
Raleigh, NC365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Public Hospital exhibit is both interesting and extremely well done. The museum is downstairs and is extensive covering everything from folk art to furniture of the period. There is a cafe located in the museum and is a great place to get out of the weather when its cold and raining (when we were there) or to escape the summer heat. Basically the museum has something for eveyone's interests - even the little ones.
Written 20 January 2020
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tamul
Waymart, PA90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Very interesting to see medical treatments of the past to be grateful of the present treatments of insanity .
Written 29 December 2019
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Peachie59
Waterloo, NY120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This old psyc hospital is worth the stop because it is attached to a huge museum as well. You can easily spend a few hours there. It had a lot of interesting things to see and read about. Really enjoyed it!
Written 14 November 2019
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Beth H
Muskego, WI391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Part of this building is an art museum, and part is the public hospital museum. The museum is small exhibits, but informative on how the people who stayed there were treated over the years. You do not have a tour guide like you do in the other buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, which was nice because we could move through the exhibits at our own pace. It only took us about 20 minutes to go through it.
Written 28 October 2019
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David W
Jenks, OK453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Stopped here for a presentation on "Was King George Really Mad?" in the Hanage Theater. We were able to view a number of paintings and artifiacts during our prelude to the theater presentation in addition to touring the gift shop and cafe. Security is tight as you need to locker your belongings before entering the faility. Grounds are well maintained and there is a large 65,000 fott expansion happening now so be careful when traveling from the parking lot to the front entrance.
Written 22 October 2019
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