Country Doctor Museum

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Closed Sunday and Monday, Christmas week and major holidays
  • Hours - Tues-Sat 10 am-4 pm


  • 6642 Peele Road

    Bailey,   NC   27807

  • Mailing Address -

    P O Box 34

    Bailey,   NC   27807


Visit and learn about the history of rural health care in the U.S. Docents lead tours through three buildings of exhibits and are available to answer questions. Exhibits contain artifacts relevant to the practice of medicine between the late 18th century and the first half of the 20th century.

Through the decades, the Museum's collection grew to more than 5,000 medical artifacts and many volumes of historic texts gathered from across the nation. The interpretive range also expanded from rural doctors to include topics such as nursing, pharmaceuticals and home remedies.

The Country Doctor Museum is the oldest museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history of America's rural health care.

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6642 Peele Road
Bailey NC 27807


Latitude: 35° 46' 41.16" / Longitude: -78° 7' 19.92"

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