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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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Address: 105-107 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-746-3852
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Description: The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and...
The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents left behind by this 141-year-old family business.
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Step into History and look at the beginning of health care

A friend and I stopped into the Old Apothecary Museum in Old Town. The staff was knowledgeable and informative. The staff of this small museum were eager to answer our questions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A friend and I stopped into the Old Apothecary Museum in Old Town. The staff was knowledgeable and informative. The staff of this small museum were eager to answer our questions and make the experience come alive for adults, teens, and elementary school students. A coupon book is available for touring historic sights in Old Town. I have visited several... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We got a personal tour around the two floors of this old pharmacy . It was very interesting and good to see all of the old features being maintained as they were. A half hour visit is all that is needed but its well worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This building is almost diagonally opposite to the Visitors' Centre. Visit includes a guided tour of $5 each for 30 mins. This is my first time visiting an apothecary and this apothecary offered the real and complete shop which operated many years ago until the 1930s. All the stuff were left intact and it is amazing to learn that so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating tour with an excellent guide, Jane. She even managed to get our 13 year old to smile, no easy feat. Worth a stop and priced right at $5/pp.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The original owner closed the doors in the 1930's and the apothecary has been preserved ever since. Truly a glimpse of time gone by. Interesting facts for history buffs such as the pharmacy orders from Lincoln and Washington. For Harry Potter fans, the second floor should prove delightful and entertaining. My husband and I appreciated the free entrance for active... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was awesome whether you are a history buff or not. This is a step back into the past, the owners closed and locked the doors when it went out of business and when the doors were opened everything was left as it was.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not sure what I was expecting but wanted a little more engaging of a tour guide. Shop has lots of unique items that would make for some great story telling.

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Easy to overlook - but you'll be sorry you did! It is one of the best preserved little museums you will ever find. Because it is a complete, actual business, captured in time, and intact. Be sure to get info ahead of time about the days they are open, and tour times - all tours are on a schedule. Very... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A step into history. When the bank called the note, the proprietors simply locked the door and walked away. Original retail space is filled with potions and medicines. I visited 4 museums in Old Town on the same day, Lee - Fendall House, Gadsby's Tavern, Carlyle House, and Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary -- this by far, beats out the others. close to... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A gem of an opportunity to look at an a working apothecary that operated from 1792 until 1933 and then was frozen in time to become a museum. It is still a work in progress and not to be missed if you have a half hour to see something unique with an accompanying guided tour. Excellent.

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Additional Information about Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Address: Address: 105-107 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-746-3852
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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