- Historic Sites
Country Doctor Museum
The Country Doctor Museum invites people of all ages to visit and learn about the history of rural health care in the United States. Docents lead tours through three buildings of exhibits and are available to answer questions.
In 2001, the Country Doctor Museum's board of directors decided to seek new stewardship. With its focus on primary care medicine, the division of Health Sciences at East Carolina University seemed to be an appropriate guardian. After two years of negotiations, the Museum was donated to the Medical Foundation of East Carolina University. Through an agreement with the Foundation, the Museum is managed today as part of the History Collections of Laupus Library. It still functions as the oldest museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history of rural health care in America.