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Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum

The Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum inspires curiosity about the history of rural American medicine by providing place-based experiences centered around authentic objects and stories. By deepening the historical understanding of public health and individual healthcare, our purpose is to serve all citizens and facilitate discussion of human problems that are common across time.

Country doctor medical tools
Country doctor medical tools
Country doctor medical tools

For 67 years, (from 1874 to 1941) our small wood-frame building on the Winterville square housed the town's medical practices. Beginning with Dr. Warren Carter and later continuing with Dr. Frank Coile, Winterville's urgent and routine healthcare needs were treated here.

In 2022, we celebrated the building's 50th anniversary as a museum dedicated to the role of country doctors like Carter and Coile. Medical treatment is a human constant to which every person can relate, and we believe that exploring this aspect of the past illustrates the commonality between each of us. So we invite you to come and explore the museum and its unique collection - you might just learn something about yourself along the way!

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!

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