Spanish Military Hospital Museum in St. Augustine, FL

3 Aviles StreetSt. Augustine, FL 32084  
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Situated just steps from the Matanzas River, the Spanish Military Hospital Museum offers fully guided 40-minute regular and private tours that take guests back to the colonial Spanish days of medicine. Tours include staged surgical demonstrations, medicine creation from colonial herbs, and more. The museum is the only exclusive second Spanish period educational tour in St. Augustine.


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Travel back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in. Discover untold history as fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish days of medicine, and the medical practices of the day.

Watch as our skilled surgeons perform surgical demonstrations.Learn how medicines were made in the day using the plants, herbs and spices grown in the gardens with our apothecary demonstrations. Stop in, see our museum collection of antique surgical instruments, and "leech" some knowledge from our experienced guides. Here, you can experience a tapestry of medicine- uncover how Spanish physicians wove together knowledge from Europe and Africa to achieve an astonishing survival rate.

Visit our apothecary's garden and appreciate herbs which are still used in medicines today.

A journey of discovery for the whole family!
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Mt Holly, NJ

"Intersting medical history"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW

The museum was very nice and the tour guide gave an excellent, detailed explanation of the history of the museum and ancient medical treatments, etc. Worth a visit, especially if you have a medical background

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Judy S

Decatur, Alabama

"favorite museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2016 NEW

this was by far our favorite sight to see in the city. the guide was wonderful and even involved the visitors in his talk and demonstrations. how anyone lived back then that went to a hospital was unbelievable.

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Waycross, Georgia

"Very Informative, MUST DO!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2016 NEW

This tour was short and sweet, but very informative and interesting. The 2 ladies in the museum were very nice, and the one giving the tour was VERY detailed and happy to answer any questions. A must do for St. Augustine!

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Janet H

Pleasanton, California

"A Must for Saint Augustine"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2016 NEW

The tour is pretty much everything to do there, but it is a good thing to do considering that there can sometimes not be many attractions in Saint Augustine downtown. It's not a gruesome as some people say, and it is very educational. If you're interested in Spanish history and history in general, this is a must in Saint Augustine.

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Amber M

TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2016 NEW

I went here with my other half and it was amazing. Very informative and exciting. The tour guide walked us through everything and explained anything I asked. I really enjoyed the tour.

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