Amelia Gorgas: A History of Nursing and Medicine

Amelia Gorgas: A History of Nursing and Medicine is an exhibit is on the history of nursing on campus and Amelia Gorgas’ role as nurse matron. It provides details of Amelia’s time as a nurse during the Civil War, her role as a caretaker to students at The University of Alabama, and medical practices in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit will also showcase medicinal bottles from the late 19th century that mirror the types of treatments Amelia used. They will be placed inside her original medicine cabinet. Capstone College of Nursing student, Stephanie Kozel, worked on and completed the research for this exhibit.


The Gorgas House Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm or by appointment.

To schedule a group tour or for Museum rental information, please call 205-348-5906 or email: gorgashouse@ua.edu.


Street Address

The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map.


General admission is $2.00.

Admission is free for current University of Alabama faculty, staff, students, and members of the University Alumni Association.