Built to care for Civil War veterans, the location was chosen with the thought that mountain air would benefit patients. It later became a tuberculosis hospital for the same reason. Tour the Beaux-Arts campus any time to see its historic buildings, gardens and the National Cemetery. Museum hours vary so call ahead.
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