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Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army Medical Museum

 
 
Army Medical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 23, 2012
1. Army Medical Museum Marker
Inscription.
Army Medical Museum has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark under the provision of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.
 
Erected 1965 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.568′ N, 77° 1.953′ W. Marker is in Brightwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Dahlia Street. Touch for map. Marker is located outside the main entrance to what is now called the "National Museum of Health and Medicine" (NMHM) in the south wing of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology building, on Dalia Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Reed Memorial ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Reed Army Medical Center ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Fort Stevens ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of a Tulip Tree
Army Medical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 15, 2009
2. Army Medical Museum Marker
The marker is attached to the concrete stand which is visible outside the main entrance doorway, center rear in this photo.
( approx. 0.3 miles away); Company K, 150th Ohio National Guard Infantry ( approx. half a mile away); The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry ( approx. half a mile away); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry ( approx. half a mile away); The 25th New York Cavalry ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
 
More about this marker. The Museum is accessible from the medical center's main gate off Georgia Avenue, NW. Visitors without DOD identification may be required to obtain vehicle passes and instructions before proceeding onto the facility.
 
Also see . . .
1. Site of Army Medical Museum and Library. History of the old museum building (located off the National Mall at Independence Avenue and 7th Street, SW) where this marker was originally installed. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. National Museum of Health and Medicine. With the planned closure of WRAMC, the NMHM will need to relocate by 2011. According to this website, the NMHM is to be moved to the U.S. Army's Forest Glen Annex in Montgomery
Army Medical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 23, 2012
3. Army Medical Museum Marker
at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring. The marker refers to the Army Medical Museum and Library Building that was on the Mall where the Hirshorn Gallery is today.
County, MD when WRAMC is closed and its services relocated to Bethesda, MD in 20011. The NMHM will remain open in its current location until the move has been completed (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. National Museum of Health and Medicine; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
 
Categories. MilitaryScience & MedicineWar, Korean
 
Army Medical Museum and Libary Building (1887-1965) image. Click for full size.
4. Army Medical Museum and Libary Building (1887-1965)
from the National Institutes of Health website: "Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC Area - Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Nation's Capital."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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