Chimborazo Medical Museum

Historic image of Chimborazo hospital, with a series of white washed buildings at the top of a plateau.
Library of Congress - Chimborazo Hospital, the 'hospital on the hill.'
Address
3215 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 226-1981
Richmond Battlefield Park www.nps.gov/rich
Chimborazo Medical Museum www.nps.gov/rich/historyculture/chimborazo.htm

The city of Richmond, capital of the Confederacy and primary target of Union campaigns, was also the central destination for thousands of Confederate soldiers wounded on the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War. Realizing that a long war and thousands more casualties lay ahead, Southern leaders ordered the construction of five general hospitals in Richmond. The largest of these was Chimborazo.

Today the Chimborazo Medical Museum houses a collection of equipment used by the doctors and nurses who tended to the soldiers of the Confederacy. Exhibits include a 17 minute film and a diorama of the hospital.




Last Updated: 12/21/2011 10:43 AM
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