National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD

The motto here is “Divided by conflict. United by compassion.” And like almost every Civil War Museum, it shows soldiers aiding the wounded enemy. At the front desk, if you ask a question it is creepily answered in the present tense of 1865, i.e, “We don’t have anesthesia yet.” Though on the question of anesthesia, in their shop they sell “Saw Bones” beer . . . which turns out to be ginger beer.