You don’t need to be fascinated by the history of medicine to find this unique and wonderful collection of medical-related items from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s captivating. That’s because a trip to this bizarre medical museum in North Carolina is about much more than medicine. It’s about what living in the country in North Carolina was like prior to the inventions of modern medicine.

If you really want to know what life was like living in the country in past centuries in North Carolina, then take a look at the healthcare that was available to those not living in a city. This museum shows you more than just ancient or primitive medical devices, it shows you what life was like in a bygone era in the heart of our state.

The Country Doctor Museum is located approximately 35 miles east of Raleigh. The address is 6642 Peele Rd., Bailey, NC 27807. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours begin at the top of the hour and last 45-60 minutes; the last tour begins at 3:00 p.m. The cost of admission is $8/adults, $5/seniors (55+), and $4/students (3-17); tax is not included. Find more information on the official website for the Country Doctor Museum.

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