NCAS Skeptour: Visit to National Museum of Health and Medicine

Saturday, May 18, 2019


NCAS has arranged for a group tour of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday morning, May 18. NMHM promotes the science and history of medicine, with an emphasis on tri-service American military medicine. The Museum offers visitors a unique perspective on health and medicine because it is one of the few places where the public can actually see the effects of disease on the human body. Additionally, it is one of the few places that disease can be seen with the instruments and equipment used to diagnose and/or treat the disease, with case histories of patients afflicted with the disease.

We will meet at the museum entrance at 10:00 am. A museum docent will take us on a 90 minute in-depth overview of the museum’s permanent exhibits, including “Military Medicine: Challenges and Innovations,” “Civil War Collections,” “The Human Body: Anatomy and Pathology,” and others.

Optional: Following the anatomy lessons, those wishing to feed a healthy stomach will meet for lunch at nearby Pacci’s Trattoria (

Admission to the museum is free. You may be asked to show a government-issued photo ID at the front desk.

Location: 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free parking is available.
The museum is about 1 mile from the Forest Glen Metro Station on the Red line.

RSVP: If planning to attend, please send a message to with your name and how many are attending with you.

Washington DC SkepTour MapHoudini escape

Here is a link to the NCAS map of interesting skeptical sites around Washington DC. The green line represents a 2 hour walk from Dupont Circle that was held in 2013. The green markers represent interesting graves in the Congressional Cemetery that we visited in 2015. A new route is planned for October 2016.

For other information on the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS) and our set of free monthly lectures and social events go to NCAS.ORG.