Montgomery County Sights

National Museum of Health and Medicine

  • 2500 Linden La. Map It
  • Silver Spring

Published 10/30/2015

Fodor's Review

Open since the 1860s, this medical museum chronicles the history and practice of American medicine over the centuries. It has one of the world's largest collections of microscopes and human remains. Because some exhibits are fairly graphic (with wax surgical models and preserved organs), the museum may not be suitable for young children or the squeamish, but may be perfect for teenagers. It's a rare opportunity to see the effects of different diseases on the human body. In the presidential display you'll see one of the most famous artifacts: the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln, as well as pieces of his skull and plaster molds of his head and hands. Trauma Bay, shows the inside of a former Air Force tent hospital in Balad, Iraq. From the Silver Spring Metro station take Ride On Bus 2 or 4 (weekdays only) to Forest Glen Annex. Off Capital Beltway, exit on Georgia Avenue toward Silver Spring/Wheaton. For up-to-date information check

Sight Information


Forest Glen Annex at Fort Detrick, 2500 Linden La., Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–5:30

Published 10/30/2015


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