Central and Western Virginia Travel Guide

Central and Western Virginia Sights

Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum

  • 400 S. Main St. Map It
  • Gordonsville

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

During the Civil War, a handsome Greek revival hotel was transformed into a Confederate receiving hospital for wounded and dying soldiers. In addition to weapons, uniforms, and the personal effects of Union and Confederate soldiers, the museum displays the often crude medical equipment used for amputations, tooth extractions, and bloodletting. One room re-creates a hospital ward; an estimated 70,000 soldiers were treated here between 1862 and 1865. The museum hosts an annual ghost walk every October.

Sight Information


400 S. Main St., Gordonsville, Virginia, 22942, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Apr.–mid-Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4. Closed Wed.

Published 10/21/2013


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