Catonsville, Maryland: Spring Grove Mental Hospital Museum

Small collection of exhibits recall the days when mental illness was treated by staring at a spinning hypno-wheel.

Address:
Cottonwood Drive, Catonsville, MD
Directions:
On the campus of Spring Grove Hospital Center, in the Garrett Building, ground floor. Enter through the west (right) side entrance.
Hours:
Th 10-2, or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
410-402-7856
RA Rates:
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Nurse and patient.

Spring Grove Hospital Museum

Small museum run by volunteers, but includes some fascinating (and creepy) artifacts of a very old psychiatric hospital. The hospital is still functioning, but at a much smaller scale than in the past.

[Jadie Mayes, 11/17/2020]

From the days when mental illness was treated by staring at a spinning hypno-wheel.


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